Cyberduck is an easy way to view and edit your Radboud Data Repository (RDR) collections in Windows or MacOS. In this manual, we will show you how to install and use Cyberduck in Windows. The Cyberduck interface for MacOS is very similar so it will not be described separately.

If you encounter problems or errors when using Cyberduck, you can contact the ICT helpdesk (email:, telephone: 0031 (0)24 3622222).

Note: Please do not use versions of Cyberduck older than version 4.8.4.

Step 1: Install Cyberduck

If you are a Radboud University employee and have access to the Software Centre, you can download CyberDuck via the Software Centre. Otherwise, you can download the installer from the CyberDuck website. Once you have downloaded it, follow the instructions in the installer.

Step 2: Configure Cyberduck

When you open Cyberduck after installation, the interface will not show any collections. To work in a collection with Cyberduck, you first need to create a new bookmark. Click on the ‘+’ sign on the bottom left of your screen to create a new bookmark.


A pop-up window will appear. In this window you must configure the bookmark as follows:

  • Select ‘WebDAV (HTTPS)’ from the dropdown menu

  • Nickname: Add a name of your choice for the new connection

  • Server: Enter to access all your collections. Optional: under More Options in the Path field you can enter the specific path to a collection you are working on

  • Port: Select or enter port 443

  • Username and Password: Fill in your data access credentials. You can find these credentials on the top right of the RDR under [Your name] > Data access credentials


The configurations are saved to the bookmark automatically. Close the configuration window when you are done.

Step 3: Connect to the RDR

Double-click on the saved bookmark to connect to your RDR collections.

Note: If the WebDAV client (i.e. Cyberduck) is inactive for two hours, you will be logged out automatically by the server. In this case, you will have to log in again.

Step 4: Open your RDR collection

The name of the folder of your collection is based on the collection identifier. This identifier can be found in the RDR underneath the title and abstract of your collection.


The collection identifier consists of the following parts:


These parts correspond to the folder structure you currently see in Cyberduck (i.e. first your organisational unit and then the last part of the collection identifier).

Step 5: Uploading or downloading files

After opening a collection's directory you can upload or download data as follows:

  1. Select the file(s) or folder that you want to download or the folder to which you want to upload data

  2. Click on the Action button on the menu bar. In the drop-down menu, choose one of the download options (i.e. Download, Download As… or Download To…) or the Upload option to save or upload files.


    Note: You can only upload files to a collection if you are authorised to do so, i.e. if you are a manager or contributor of that collection. See our introduction to the RDR for more information on roles.

Step 6: Check uploaded files

You should always check whether your files are uploaded to the RDR. In order to do this, open the RDR in your browser and log in. Find your collection and select it. Under the tab files you should now see the files you have added in Cyberduck. To ensure that the data transfer is complete, you should always perform a checksum prior to deleting files from your original storage system or publication or archiving of your collection in the RDR.

Note: Uploading to the RDR can take some time (up to several hours), especially for large files. Please be patient when handling a lot of and/or large files.