How To Setup a SFTP server in OS X

In order to setup an SFTP server in OS X you simply need to do the following:

  1. Open the System Preferences Pane.
  2. Check off (Enable) Remote Login.
  3. Navigate back to System Preferences -> Security¬† and Make “Block all incoming connections” is unchecked.
  4. Make sure that Remote Login (SSH) appears on the list of allowed connections.

That’s it you should be able to SFTP/SCP or SSH to your Mac now.

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