Configure Rackspace Cloud Files with Cyberduck

  • Last updated on: 2019-02-18
  • Authored by: Rackspace Community

You can use Cyberduck® to manage your Rackspace Cloud Files storage account and to configure the Akamai® content delivery network (CDN). This article shows you how to configure the Cyberduck File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client to manage Cloud Files.

Initial Cyberduck configuration

Perform the following steps to start the Cyberduck configuration:

  1. Download the Cyberduck FTP client from the Cyberduck website.

  2. Install the FTP client on your system.

  3. Log in to the Rackspace Cloud Control Panel to retrieve your API key.

  4. Follow the instructions in View and reset your API key to find your API key.

  5. Open the Cyberduck FTP client.

Complete Cyberduck configuration (US customers)

US customers should perform the following steps to finish the Cyberduck configuration:

  1. If you do not have a preconfigured bookmark for the Rackspace Cloud, start a new connection by clicking on the Open Connection icon and selecting Rackspace Cloud Files from the drop-down list of protocols.

  2. Enter your Rackspace Cloud username and paste the API key into the Password field.

  3. When the connection is complete, click Login.

Complete Cyberduck configuration (UK customers)

UK customers should perform the following steps to finish the Cyberduck configuration:

  1. Click the plus symbol (+) in the lower-left corner to add a bookmark.

  2. In the pop-up dialog box, perform the following steps:

    A. Select Swift (OpenStack Object Storage) from the drop-down menu.

    B. In the Server field, enter identity.api.rackspacecloud.com.

    C. In the Username field, enter your Rackspace Cloud username.

  3. Close the dialog box, and then double-click on the bookmark.

  4. In the pop-up dialog box, enter your Cloud username and paste the API key into the Password field.

  5. When the connection is complete, click Login.

After you are logged in to Cyberduck

After you are logged in, you can view, share, and add Cloud Files content through the Cyberduck interface.

Before uploading any files or folders, ensure that your account contains at least one folder (container) in the region where you plan to store your files. You can create a folder by using the New Folder command from the File menu. Without an existing folder as a guide, Cyberduck chooses a default region on its own when performing bulk uploads.

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