CyberDuck sFTP Configuration

The intent of this is to guide you to assist you to configure the file transfer client, CyberDuck, so that can upload files to your UConn Engineering personal web site. CyberDuck is available for the following operating systems:

  • Mac OS X
  • Microsoft Windows


Before proceeding, you will need the following information:

Server Name:
Port: 22
Protocol: ssh/sFTP
Credentials: Engineering Username and password
Directory you are publishing to: /home/<engineering username>/public_html

For students, your engineering username is the same as your NetID. For faculty and staff, your username was provided to you when your account was created by the Engineering Help Desk. If you do not have an engineering account, your departmental admin or IT staff should send in a request to If you do not remember your username, please contact for assistance.

Connecting to the School of Engineering Personal Website

From Off Campus
If you are connecting from off-campus, you must first connect to the VPN. Ensure that you are connected to the internet, then follow the instructions here. Once you are connected to the VPN you can proceed with the instructions below.

From On Campus

Open CyberDuck

Click “Open Connection

 The dialog box will appear click on the drop down list for the different types of protocols to connect to the server

 From the down down list, please select SFTP(SSH……)

 Once you have selected SFTP now we need to enter the server information:
Port: 22
Click on “More Options”
 Click on “More Options” and for the path enter as follows:
/home/YOUR_USERNAME/public_html where YOUR_USERNAME is your engineering account username (e.g., orlando) and click the “Connect” button
 Upon clicking the “Connect” button you receive a dialog box to confirm the credentials of the server, click “Allow”

Once you have authenticated properly, you will be able to see your files that online. To upload your files, click on the “Upload” icon just below the menu bar

The “Open” dialog box will appear and now we can look for the files to begin to upload

Click on the “Look in” dropdown to locate your files, in the example here, we are choosing “C:\www” where C:\www is the directory on created on my workstation to hold my website files to be uploaded to the server.

Once you have found the directory and file (e.g., orlando-is-awesome.html), we are now ready to upload the file to our web site by click the “Choose” button


If you receive the dialog box asking to confirm the server’s credential, simply check “Always” and click “Allow”

A dialog box will appear detailing your file upload progress, click on the “X” button on the top right to close the pop-up dialog box.
Once the file has been uploaded to the server, you will see it in the server view panel.