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In Mac OS X, how do I use Cyberduck to transfer files over SFTP?

In Mac OS X, to use Cyberduck to transfer files via SFTP:

  1. Double-click the Cyberduck icon. When Cyberduck opens, at the upper left, click Open Connection... ; alternatively, from the File menu, select Open Connection... .

  2. From the pull-down menu at the top of the sheet that appears, select SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) .

  3. In the "Server:" field, type the address of the remote host to which you wish to connect (e.g., or

  4. In the "Username:" and "Password:" fields, type your username and passphrase for the remote computer. To save your password to the Keychain, check Add to Keychain.

  5. To log into a directory other than your home directory, click More Options at the bottom of the sheet. Type the directory name (e.g., www) in the "Path:" field.

  6. Click Connect to open the SFTP connection.

    Note: The first time you connect to a host, Cyberduck will display a warning such as "Unknown host key for". Click Allow to continue.

  7. A window will open displaying the list of files on the remote host. To upload files or folders, drag them from Finder windows into the Cyberduck window. To download files or folders, drag them from Cyberduck into the Finder.
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Last modified on January 22, 2014.

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