ONID - Access ONID Home Folder via Cyberduck on Mac


These instructions are for connecting to your ONID home directory if you aren't on an OSU or VPN connection. If your Mac computer is not on the OSU network, or the On Campus instructions do not work for you, you can use any SSH-based secure file copy program. We recommend Cyberduck to securely transfer files between your computer and your ONID account.

Cyberduck is a good program to transfer files. Cyberduck is available at http://cyberduck.ch/


  • Have a Mac
  • Have an ONID account
  • Have an Internet Connection
  • Have a copy of Cyberduck
  • Have DUO setup


  1. Start Cyberduck
  2. Click on Open Connection
  3. Choose "SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)" from the Protocol: drop-down list
  4. Server: should be set to "shell.onid.oregonstate.edu"
  5. Username: should be your ONID username
  6. Password: should be your ONID password
  7. Click the Connect button
  8. Provide additional (DUO) login credentials
    1. Either press 1 to send a DUO push or enter in DUO passcode to continue
  9. If you get a pop-up window saying "Unknown host key for shell.onid.oregonstate.edu", click the Always button
  10. You will see a listing of files and directories from your ONID home directory. To transfer a file or directory, simply drag-and-drop the item to or from your Mac.

To close your connection, click the Disconnect button.

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.

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