Setup FTP Using Cyberduck

Cyberduck is an open-source application used for FTP and SFTP on Mac OS X.

The first thing you need to do is download a copy at Please follow the installation steps to install the application on your computer.


Before you start, be sure you have these handy:

  • Server name: or your IP address.
  • Username: Your FTP username.
  • Password: Your FTP password.


Once Cyberduck is installed, we can create a bookmark.

  1. Click on the "+" symbol at the bottom left corner to create a bookmark.
  2. Use the following settings as illustrated below.
    • Nickname: or your IP address
    • Protocol: FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
    • Server: or your IP address
    • Port: 21 for FTP, 22 for SFTP
    • Username: domainuser
  3. Under "More Options", change the following: 
    Path (optional): N/A 
    Connect Mode: Passive 
    Encoding: Default 
    Download Folder: Choose a folder on your computer you wish to download files. 
    Transfer Files: Default 
    Web URL: 
    Notes (optional): N/A

Save and then double-click on the bookmark to connect.