Non-admin SSH access to Mac OS X

Posted: July 5, 2016. Tags: OSX

By default, non-admins cannot SSH from remote systems into Mac OS X even if "Remote Login" is enabled in System Preferences / Sharing.

I found an article that mentions how to fix that here. Here's the essence, distilled:

$ sudo dseditgroup -o edit -a $user -t user

Where $user is, obviously, the username of the user you wish to get access.