Last Updated: 27 April 2018
By Maynard Paton

How To Use Cyberduck

This page describes how to get started with Cyberduck, and be able to transfer files to and from your AWS server and Sendy installation. 

Here are the steps to follow

1) Visit the Cyberduck website at, download the appropriate version of the software and follow the simple installation instructions:

(Note: The following screenshots use Cyberduck for Mac. Here is the full Cyberduck documentation

2) Within Cyberduck, select File then Open Connection:

3) Complete the connection box as follows:

Connection type: SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)
Server: (Note: use the Elastic IP address set during
Part 4 of my Installing Sendy (and Virtualmin) on AWS guide. Do not copy!)
Port: 22
Username: set to Your Chosen Subdomain as per the definition within my 
Installing Sendy (and Virtualmin) on AWS guide
Password: the Administration password set during Part 9 of my Installing Sendy (and Virtualmin) on AWS guide 
SSH Private Key: None
Add to Keychain: tick (this option stores your password on your computer)

Then click Connect.

4) Select Allow if a ‘fingerprints’ message appears:

5) You should now see a file directory similar to this:

6) As an optional step, you can now create a Cyberduck bookmark to allow a ‘one-click’ connection for next time.

Select Bookmark then New Bookmark:

Enter a Nickname for the bookmark:

(The other fields ought to be the same as those specified when the connection was created (see step 3))

A bookmark similar to the one below should now appear in the main Cyberduck screen:

7) Once finished, click Disconnect in the top-right corner to disconnect from your server:

That's it! You are now able to transfer files to and from your AWS server and Sendy installation!

If you have any questions or comments about this page, please let me know so I can keep this website as helpful as possible.

Happy blogging!

Maynard Paton

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