In this page you will find documentation about the usage of Cyberduck.

Cyberduck offers a GUI to connect to almost a gazillion different storage systems with equally many protocols to copy, put, get and delete files and folders. It can also be used to connect to Openstack SWIFT. Cyberduck can be downloaded from and is available for MS Windows and Mac OSX.


V3 authentication

Users using their SURFsara Central User Administration (CUA) account need to use keystone V3 authentication. This does not come with cyberduck so therefore we have provided a pre-configured profile for you. You can download it from: surfswiftv3.cyberduckprofile.

For this profile you need to supply the Project Name, the User Domain and the User Name. For CUA users, the User Domain has to be set to CuaUsers. If you have a local account, then you can also use this profile, but User Domain has to be set to Default.

Creating a new bookmark, for example, works as follows:


After this you are prompted for a password when you click on the bookmark.


S3 authentication

It is also possible to use your S3 credentials to connect Cyberduck to SWIFT. Also for this case we have prepared a pre-configured profile that can be downloaded from: surfs3.cyberduckprofile.

For the profile, you need to supply your EC2 credentials, the Access Key and the Secret Key.

Creating a new bookmark, for example, works as follows:


After this you are prompted to supply the secret key when you click on the bookmark.



The video below shows you how to set things up.


Cyberduck al has a commandline client, called duck. It is available on MS Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. Information on how to install it is available at:

Information on how to use it is obtained by:

duck --help

You need to install de profile surfswiftv3.cyberduckprofile in ~/.duck/profiles.

Getting a listing of a container is done in the following manner:

duck --username <project name:DOMAIN:user name> --password <password> -q -l surfswift://<container>

Users using keystone together with their SURFsara Central User Adminitration (CUA) account need to specify CuaUsers as DOMAIN. Users using local keystone account need to specify default as DOMAIN.