Cyberduck client

The IDA service will be renewed during spring 2018, which means that projects and users will be migrated to the renewed service. These user instructions apply for the current IDA service and its user interfaces. We don't recommend creating new metadata in the current IDA service, since managing metadata will be done differently in the new services supporting digital preservation launched mid-2018. More information about the renewal of the IDA service.

The renewed IDA will enable access via new web browser UI and command line. The current icommands (iRODS), Cyberduck file transfer program and SUI My Files will not be supported after the transition to the renewed service. User instructions for the new user interfaces will be provided on these web pages when the new environment is available.

The remainder of this web page applies to the current version of IDA which will be soon replaced, for those who still need to use the current service.


If using IDA through SUI seems too limited or the command line commands aren't an option for you, you can use the Cyberduck program on Windows and Mac OS:X to manage your IDA folders and files through a graphical interface. The following instructions will guide you in installing and configuring Cyberduck:

For Windows:

For Mac OS X: