Remote Access to Apple Desktops

How to access your macOS computer via the command line

To access you macOS computer via the command line you will need to first open a gateway service to the physics department, you can do this two different ways.

Open a VPN Connection

Once you have opened a gateway into the Physics department you can then SSH into your machine. Remember to type the full DNS path for your system e.g:

ssh -XY

How to Remotely Access the graphical interface of your macOS computer via VNC

VNC allows you to take control of the graphical interface of macOS.

If you have OS X 10.8 and above installed on your desktop system and would like to remotely access it you can use Apple Screen Sharing, instructions on how to connect can be found here.

If you wish to connect via VNC from a Windows system please email and we will set a remote VNC password for the system so it can be used with the free VNC viewers for Windows

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