I'm trying to access my FTP server through Finder, I can open the server and access the files. But when I try to change a .css file or something and save I then get an error stating that I don't have permission.

I tried this but this didn't work https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203538. On my server the permissions are correct.

I edit with brackets.

Someone know what I'm doing wrong?

  • The Finder provides read-only FTP, hence it isn't working. See here and here with a list of alternative software here. FYI: I'm voting to close this as duplicate. – Asmus Apr 11 '19 at 12:41

If you open up the "Connect to Server" dialog from Finder's "Go" menu and add your FTP server's URI, the resulting dialog presented when you connect includes a checkbox to save the credentials used in Keychain.


Open up the Connect to Server dialog


Add URI to FTP user


Add user credentials and tick keychain checkbox


Connect and confirm


Confirm entry was added to Keychain



  • This is exactly what I did. – Thijs Kempers Apr 11 '19 at 12:18
  • @ThijsKempers - is the entry in Keychain? – slm Apr 11 '19 at 12:19
  • Yes it is in the keychain – Thijs Kempers Apr 11 '19 at 12:21
  • I edit with brackets. Don't know if that makes sense? – Thijs Kempers Apr 11 '19 at 12:24
  • @ThijsKempers - need more info, what i showed above works and I can double click on the entries and it just reconnects w/o prompting for creds. – slm Apr 11 '19 at 12:50

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