All major server and cloud storage protocols are supported to connect to just about any server you want.
Type in the name of the server directly into the Quick Connect field in the toolbar. The text field will autocomplete from bookmarked hosts. You can enter a string in the format
email@example.com, or a fully qualified URL such as
ftp://mirror.switch.ch/mirror/. Refer to valid URI formats for input.
If you enter just the hostname, the default protocol as configured in Preferences → General → Connection will be used.
Select Bookmarks → Toggle Bookmarks (macOS
Strg+B) and double-click a bookmark to connect. If you want to bookmark a connection already open, choose Bookmark → New Bookmark (macOS
Strg+Shift+B) and it will add a new bookmark with the current connection settings.
Additionally, you can switch to the History or Bonjour in the bookmark view.
List all recently connected servers. Select a bookmark from the menu Bookmark → History or the History tab of the bookmark view.
Double-click an Internet Location File in the Finder.app. Cyberduck must be configured as the default protocol handler for the given protocol of the URL.
The Spotlight Menu does return no results for recently connected servers in Cyberduck because it excludes indexed files located in
~/Library/Application Support/Cyberduck/History. This is also an issue for Adium.
As a workaround, you have to export all bookmarks to another location such as your Documents folder. Select all bookmarks (
⌘A) in the bookmark list and drag these somewhere in your Documents folder in the Finder. You can then search bookmarks in the Spotlight Menu by nickname and hostname. Additionally, to display all bookmarks as a result search for
Quicksilver is a launcher application. Open the Quicksilver Preferences and install the Cyberduck Module. Then when Cyberduck is selected in Quicksilver use the right-arrow key to access bookmarks within Quicksilver.
Drag an URL from any third-party application to a browser window.
Drag an URL (e.g. from Safari) to the browser list or outline view to open a new connection.
Drag an URL to the bookmarks to create a new bookmark.
There was a problem with the underlying network stream either because the connection was too slow or the server wouldn’t give a response anymore. Often this is caused when you run out of quota on the server - meaning that your user account is not allowed to use any more disk space.
When attempting to open a connection, there is either a firewall blocking requests, or no server is listening at the given address and port. If you get this error while already connected to the server, the network connection to the server is too slow or has too high latency. You can try to increase the connection timeout in Preferences → Connection → Timeouts.
Manage your password with Keychain Access.app on Mac. Refer to Keychain for Mac: Keychain Access overview.
Passwords are saved in the Credential Manager. You can view and delete your saved login information in Control Panel → User Accounts → Credential Manager → Windows Credentials.
The following proxies are supported:
SOCKS Proxy for all connections.
HTTP proxy tunneling using CONNECT for all connections.
The following proxy settings in System Preferences → Network are supported:
The option Exclude simple hostnames is respected and applies to all hostnames not fully qualified.
The hostnames and wildcards in Bypass proxy settings are applied
CIDR notations are parsed and matched against the IPv4 address of the hostname.
The Automatic Proxy Configuration using a Proxy Configuration File is currently ignored.
Enabled HTTP Connect proxy for SFTP and FTP connections
Choose FTP Proxy and select the checkbox to configure the proxy address.
All proxy settings in Internet Explorer Tools → Internet Options → Connections tab → LAN Settings button are supported. Refer to Change proxy server settings in Internet Explorer.
Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA)
Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) for proxy authentication of HTTP connections is supported.
Select connection protocols to be installed in addition to the default protocols. The connection profile will be installed after enabling the corresponding checkbox. To disable a connection profile simply uncheck the checkbox. The profile will be disabled after closing the application.
You cannot disable default protocols or connection profiles currently in use in any bookmark.
You might need to adjust the timeout to wait for an answer from the server. The default is set to
Repeat failed networking tasks
Failed transfers due to network connection issues such as a low latency can be chosen to be repeated with a configurable number of retries.
Choose Cyberduck → Preferences → Connection → Use system proxy settings. No additional configuration needed.
defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck connection.dns.ipv6 true
defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck rendezvous.enable false
A hidden configuration option. By default, the limit is set to allow not more than
30 notifications per minute.
defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck rendezvous.notification.limit 0
You can set Cyberduck or a third-party application as the default application (protocol handler) for
SFTP in Preferences → FTP and Preferences → SFTP respectively.
When you click URLs in another application like your web browser, this application is opened to open the URL instead.
This also works when working in Terminal.app. Type open
sftp://host to open with Cyberduck registered as the default protocol handler for SFTP.
Connection profiles (
.cyberduckprofile) are plugins describing specific connection settings for a hosting provider to make it easier to setup a connection to your provider. A connection profile is installed and adds a provider option in the protocol selection drop down menu in the Connection and Bookmark panels. No need to enter the connection details manually other than credentials.