Cyberduck Mountain Duck CLI

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Cyberduck Help / Howto / WebDAV

You can connect to any WebDAV compliant server using both HTTP and HTTP/SSL. Mutual TLS with a client certificate for authentication is supported.

Authentication Methods

Both HTTP Basic Authentication and Digest Authentication are supported.

NTLM Authentication for Microsoft SharePoint

If you need to set the domain and workstation you can do this using a hidden configuration option.

defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck webdav.ntlm.workstation MYWORKSTATION
defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck webdav.ntlm.domain MYDOMAIN

Accessing Subversion (SVN) Repositories

You can access publicly readable Subversion (SVN) repositories running behind mod_dav_svn of Apache httpd using anonymous WebDAV (HTTP) access with Cyberduck. For example the Cyberduck Source Code Repository.

SSL/TLS support

Choose WebDAV (HTTP/SSL) as the connection protocol to secure the connection using SSL.

Mutual TLS

Mutual (two-way) TLS with a client certificate for authentication is supported.

Prompt to authenticate with certificate when negotiating secure (TLS) connection =

When a server requests a client certificate for authentication, a prompt is displayed to choose a certificate with a private key that matches the given issuer name requested from the server. Matching certificates are searched for in the Keychain on OS X or the Windows Certificate Manager respectively.

Select client certificate in bookmark

  • You can also pre-select a certificate to use for authentication when editing the bookmark.

WebDAV Bookmark Client Certificate

Trust Certificate

If the certificate is not trusted by the system, you are asked to make an exception if you still want to connect to the site that cannot be verified. This failure during certificate trust verification is most often the case when the certificate is invalid either

  • Because the hostname does not match the common name in the certificate. You will get the error message You might be connecting to a server that is pretending to be….
  • The certificate is self signed or signed by a root authority not trusted in the system.
  • The certificate is expired.

You can temporarily or permanently allow to connect nevertheless by choosing Continue. To remember your choice, select Always Trust….


You can edit custom properties using File → Info → Metadata.

Distribution (CDN)

You can enable custom origin Amazon CloudFront (Content Delivery Network) distribution using File → Info → Distribution (CDN).


Settings specific to service providers. Use the provided connection profiles.


GMX Mediacenter

Enter your GMX Kundenummer for the username.

  • Download the GMX Mediacenter Connection Profile for preconfigured settings.

Enter your email address for the username.

  • Download the Box Connection Profile for preconfigured settings.



Unless you have setup Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Sharepoint Online exclusively needs Claims-Based Authentication based on WS-Federation which Cyberduck currently does not support. With ADFS configured you can authenticate through NTLM which Cyberduck supports.

Sharepoint on Office 365



Interoperability failure Handshake alert: unrecognized_name

The virtual host setup by the hosting provider is most possibly misconfigured. It must accept TLS connections with SNI (Server Name Indication) extension (RFC 4366). The hostname must match the common name in the server certificate. In Apache httpd configurations, add a ServerAlias configuration directive with the hostname you use to connect.

You can verify the wrong server setup with running openssl with server name indication (SNI) enabled.

openssl s_client -servername <servername> -tlsextdebug -msg -connect <servername>:443

This will print

<<< TLS 1.0 Alert [length 0002], warning unrecognized_name

during the handshake if there is a configuration problem.

See also #7908.

Disable Expect: 100-continue

The Expect: 100-continue to make sure a server accepts an upload before data is sent. You can disable the use of this feature when there is an interoperability issue by setting the hidden option webdav.expect-continue to false.

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