SFTP with Cyberduck on Apple and Windows

Cyberduck is a GUI file transfer software that can be used to copy files to remote servers using SFTP that is available for both Windows and Macintosh clients.

All modern operating system platforms now have native support for command line SFTP file copies, but most users will want a GUI client for drag and drop file copy between hosts. Windows and Apple users must use a third party application (like cyberduck or winscp), to provide file browser application - Linux users can use the native “Nautilus” file browser which supports SFTP.

SFTP using Cyberduck

Download and install cyberduck. Click the Open Connection icon and select SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) from the drop-down list of protocols. Click the More Options button at the bottom of the dialog box.

Enter the server address information, your Netlink or COSI credentials.

  • For web publishing to a personal webhome directory, specify the server as sftp.csc.uvic.ca (or sftp.cs.uvic.ca for COSI domain), and /public_html as the destination path for the file copy.
  • For web publishing to a shared group website, specify he server as sftp.csc.uvic.ca (or sftp.cs.uvic.ca for COSI domain), and /htdocs as the destination path.
  • For copying data to or from your Department Home directory, connect to one of the Department’s linux login servers as the destination server, and leave the destination path blank (it will default to your home directory).
  • For copying data to or from a COSI Shared Group directory, connect to the COSI linux.cs.uvic.ca login server, and specify the destination path as /groups/cosi_researchgroup.
SSH-Keys with Cyberduck

If you intend to use an SSH-KEY, click the checkbox for Use Public Key Authentication, and select your private SSH-KEY file from the file prompt dialog (if you have a passphrase on your private key, you will be prompted when you connect).

Once connected, you can drag and drop files back and forth from the Windows file explorer to the cyberduck file window.


More Information

Tutorial: Authenticating with SSH-Keys
Support: Department Network Storage
Support: Web Publishing to Department Web Servers