Connecting to MAMP localhost by FTP
March 06, 2019
... because other articles I’ve found on the topic are years old and out-of-date ...
On macOS, running local servers via MAMP, and wanting to connect to servers using my FTP client. Yes, I know I can copy files into localhost via Finder, but I have my reasons.
- Go System Preferences => Sharing.
- Enable Remote Login.
You will see:
Remote Login: On To log in to this computer remotely, type “ssh email@example.com”.
In your FTP client, create a new SFTP connection with the settings:
User Name: username
Password: your user password for the system
The connection will dump you into the user folder.