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How do I enable SSH on my macOS system?



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I would like to use the SSH sensors of PRTG to monitor my macOS system. How do I enable SSH on this target?

configuration mac macos macosx sensor ssh

Created on Mar 7, 2012 2:01:08 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Jun 3, 2019 8:41:14 AM by  Florian Weik [Paessler Support]

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This article applies as of PRTG 21

Enabling Remote Login on macOS

On your macOS system, go to the System Preferences and open Sharing.

macOS System Preferences: Sharing

Enable the Remote Login option.

macOS Remote Login: On

Note: Not all SSH sensors in PRTG support macOS systems. For a compatibility list, see Which Linux or macOS distributions are supported by the Linux/Unix sensors (SSH, SNMP)?.

Created on Mar 7, 2012 2:08:42 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Jan 12, 2022 8:25:20 AM by  Frank Hadasch [Paessler Support]

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