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How do I access my Mac mini?

When you sign up you will receive links for our billing system, bandwidth monitoring, remote reboot, and address for your mini. You will have SSH and VNC access to your Mac mini. VNC allows you to see your mini’s desktop from the macOS Screen Sharing application or most VNC applications on Linux machines. Here is some more information on connecting to your remote Mac: https://www.macminivault.com/connecting-to-a-remote-mac/

To access your Mac mini via SSH:
Open Terminal on a Mac/Linux machine or download and open Putty on a Windows machine. With Putty, simply enter your IP address or hostname, and after connecting, the console will prompt for a username or password. From a Mac/Linux machine within Terminal, enter the following command using your username:

 ssh username@hostname_or_IP, hit enter, accept the default keys notice if prompted, then enter the password when prompted. For example, the command might look like ssh administrator@ or ssh admin@b18-1.macminivault.com

If you need to access your mini using RDP, we recommend using NuoRDS, and we can install that for you if you send us your license key.

Read our getting start page for an idea of the setup required to colocate your Mac mini.