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How to configure Cyberduck for Rackspace Cloud Files

Use the following instructions to configure the Cyberduck FTP client to manage your Rackspace Cloud Files storage account.


  1. Download the Cyberduck FTP client from the Cyberduck website (
  2. Install the Cyberduck FTP client on your system.
  3. Log in to the Rackspace Cloud Control Panel ( to retrieve your API key.
    1. To find your API key, use the instructions in the following How-to article: View and reset your API key (
  4. Open the Cyberduck FTP client.
  5. If you already have a bookmark for Rackspace Cloud, click the Open Connection icon and select Rackspace Cloud
  6. If you do not have a bookmark, create a bookmark for Rackspace Cloud and connect to it.
    1. Click the Action cog icon and select New Bookmark from the drop-down menu.
    2. From the drop-down at the top, choose either “Rackspace Cloud Files (US)” for a US location or “Swift OpenStack Object Storage” for a non-US location.
    3. Enter Rackspace Cloud in the Nickname field.
    4. Enter in the Server field.
    5. Enter your username in the Username field.
    6. Close the bookmark window.
  7. Click the newly created Rackspace Cloud bookmark.
  8. Enter your API key in the API Key field.
  9. Click Login. 

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 your files should be stored. Create a folder by using the New Folder command from the File menu. Without an existing folder as a guide, Cyberduck selects a default region on its own when performing bulk uploads.