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:
- Double-click the Cyberduck icon. When Cyberduck opens, at the
upper left, click
Open Connection...; alternatively, from the
- From the pull-down menu at the top of the sheet that appears,
SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol).
- In the "Server:" field, type the address of the remote host to
which you wish to connect (e.g.,
- In the "Username:" and "Password:" fields, type your username and
passphrase for the remote computer. To save your password to the
Add to Keychain.
- To log into a directory other than your home directory, click
More Optionsat the bottom of the sheet. Type the directory name (e.g.,
www) in the "Path:" field.
Connectto open the SFTP connection.
Note: The first time you connect to a host, Cyberduck will display a warning such as "Unknown host key for server.uits.indiana.edu". Click
- 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.
Last modified on January 22, 2014.