I am running a program through ssh, and trying to use sshfs to mount folders so that the program can open files from my local machine. I also would like the files to only be available to me, not other people who ssh to the remote machine.

I have tried

sshfs -o idmap=user $USER@far:/local_folder ~/remote_folder
but it does the opposite from what I would like it to.

Please advise.

Thank you.