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Use Back to My Mac to manage remote server Network
When managing a server at work, I noticed my home server was showing up in the list of managed servers. Trying to see if I could connect by supplying my credentials was unsuccessful. I figured it must be showing up because I had signed into the same iCloud account on both machines. I then wondered if using the Back to My Mac URL for iCloud would allow me to connect.

To test, in Server.app I selected Manage > Connect to Server... From there chose "Other Mac." For the Hostname I inserted the Back to My Mac URL in the form server.XXXXXXXX.members.btmm.icloud.com. (see this hint to find how to construct the correct URL for your Mac), supplied my credentials and clicked Connect. The remote server came right up and I was able to manage my home server with no issues.
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Use Back to My Mac to manage remote server
Authored by: brettc on Nov 30, '12 10:51:53PM

This seems to work well when I have each machine configured on the same iCloud account. Is it possible to use this URL (in "Connect to Server") on a machine that is NOT configured with the same iCloud account?

If I can use this to connect to clients and family, I'm in heaven... Suggestions welcome. I've used dyndns for this sort of thing before, but this would be much better (I think). Not sure how secure the connection is if I'm just connecting via vnc://server.XXXXXXXX.members.btmm.icloud.com



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