I'm trying to get sshfs working on Apple Silicon (M1) and Big Sur.

I have hit a brick wall. I installed some version of macFUSE already. I also tried building what I think is the latest for January 2021 but the instructions on https://github.com/osxfuse/osxfuse/issues/751 it sounds like it should already be possible, but I'm unable to get it working.

Anyone have a step-by-step out there to build, patch or install sshfs on Big Sur for M1?

  • Please include information about why you're not able to get it working. I.e. you are probably getting some kind of error message when building.
    – jksoegaard
    Jan 26, 2021 at 13:51

1 Answer 1


As of MacFuse 4.0.5, you need to

  1. reboot info recovery mode and go to the terminal
  2. disable SIP with csrutil
  3. reboot
  4. install macfuse
  5. link the extension
  6. reboot into recovery mode and re-enable SIP

related details here


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