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Using Mac mini with Jump Desktop

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Jump Desktop - Overview

Jump Desktop is a secure and reliable remote desktop infrastructure that lets you connect to any computer, anywhere in the world without VPNs or gateways. Jump Desktop is designed to work perfectly in iOS, Mac, Windows, and Android devices.

Scaleway’s Apple silicon M1 as-a-Service offer is highly compatible with Jump Desktop. Scaleway’s Mac mini is built using the latest generation of Apple Mac mini hardware. These dedicated Mac mini are designed for developing, building, testing, and signing applications for Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, Mac computers and much more. Jump Desktop can be installed easily on Scaleway’s Mac mini which allows you to connect to your M1 remotely while keeping its performance and efficiency.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to launch your Mac mini development environment on Jump Desktop.

Security & Identity (IAM):

You may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets

Downloading Jump Desktop on your local computer

  1. Type https://jumpdesktop.com in your browser’s search bar.
  2. Scroll down to the middle of the page.
  3. Download the Jump Desktop version that is compatible with your operating system.

Downloading Jump Desktop Connect on your Mac mini

From the Mac mini list in your Scaleway console:

  1. Click the Mac mini you want to access remotely.
  2. Click the VNC button.
  3. Choose a screen sharing application to open your Mac mini.
  4. Open an internet browser on your Mac mini and type https://jumpdesktop.com/connect in your browser’s search bar.
  5. Choose your operating system.
  6. Click Download Jump Desktop Connect.
  7. Go to Overview tab of your Mac mini and copy the VNC password.
  8. Enter the VNC password to continue the installation.

    If you are on Mac, you will be asked to give access permissions to the Jump Desktop application.

Connecting your local computer with your Mac mini

On your Mac mini:

  1. Launch the Jump Desktop Connect application.
  2. Click Add a remote access user.
  3. Click the link in the Add a user window to sign in via your web browser.

On your local computer:

  1. Launch the Jump Desktop application.

  2. Click File on the top menu.

  3. Click Sign In on the drop-down menu.

  4. Sign in with the account used to set up Jump Desktop Connect on the Mac mini.


    Your remote computer is now displayed in Jump Desktop application and ready to be accessed.

Accessing your Mac mini via Jump Desktop

On your local computer:

  1. Launch the Jump Desktop application.

  2. Double-click your Mac mini remote computer.

    Your Mac mini will be displayed.