How do I securely ftp to Netspace on my Mac?


If you have a university-owned computer that is on campus, install Cyberduck from Applications/Self Service.

If you have a personally owned Macintosh or a university-owned Mac that is off-campus, use these instructions.

  1. Download Cyberduck from this link
  2. Double click the zip file.
  3. A Cyberduck icon will be placed on your desktop.
  4. Drag the icon to your Applications folder.
  5. Open your Applications folder and double click the Cyberduck icon.
  6. Click Open when OS X warns you that this application was downloaded from the internet.
  7. Be greeted by the main Cyberduck screen.   Remove any existing bookmarks by clicking on them, and then clicking the minus sign.
  8. Create a new Bookmark by clicking the plus sign.
  9. In the window that pops up, set the following settings:
  • SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)
  • Nickname: Bucknell Netspace
  • Server:
  • Port should be 22 (and should be automatically selected when you use SFTP)
  • Username: your Bucknell username

You have now set up Cyberduck. Close the window by clicking the button in the upper left corner.  Note: if you are off campus, you'll first need to connect to the VPN (How to connect to the VPN)  In order to use it:

  1. Double click the Bookmark that you have created.
  2. You will get a warning about 'Unknown host key for' Check the Always box and click Allow.
  3. You will be prompted for your Bucknell username & password.  Enter them, click Login.  If you will be doing this frequently, leave 'Add to keychain' checked so that it will not prompt you for user/pass each time.
  4. When you have logged in, you will see a list of available folders in Netspace.  From here, you can drag items into folders, or out onto your desktop.
  5. Upon closing, Cyberduck may ask for a donation.  This is not required, and you may legally use the software without doing so.

Screen shots

Useless bookmarks



Add a Bookmark




Completed Bookmark


Main Screen




Connected to Netspace


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