Connecting using AssumeRole from AWS Security Token Service (STS)

Instead of providing Access Key ID and Secret Access Key, authenticate using temporary credentials from AWS Security Token Service (STS) with optional Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), making Cyberduck and Mountain Duck more friendly to enterprise deployments. You will need to install the custom connection profile S3 (Credentials from AWS Security Token Service) available from our website.

Our implementation to obtain temporary credentials is interoperable with standard AWS CLI configuration in ~/.aws/credentials. Refer to our wiki for documentation.

Skip writing temporary application files to remote volume

We have taken a big leap forward in performance working on remote volumes with Mountain Duck from applications that read and write temporary files when saving documents. Extended attributes and temporary files from applications are no longer saved on the remote volume but in a local temporary cache only.

This change in version 2.1 significantly speeds up read and write operations from applications.

Joyent Triton Object Storage

Triton Object Storage (previously named Manta Storage) by Joyent is now supported in Cyberduck 6.3 and Mountain Duck 2.2. Make sure to install the connection profile.

Their storage backend implementation is open source.

All the pieces required to deploy and operate your own Manta are open source

Triton Object storage touts itself as

Proven at production scale, Triton Object Storage delivers replication, clustering, failover, and backup and recovery capabilites. Robust security is built in, including object level security and access, deep role based access control, and client SSH and data encryption.

Update: Read more about the Triton Object Storage and Cyberduck on the Joyent Blog.

Google Team Drives

We have added support for Google Team Drives in both Cyberduck 6.3 and and Mountain Duck 2.2.

Google Team Drives are shared spaces where teams can easily store, search, and access their files. Unlike files in My Drive, files in Team Drive belong to the team instead of an individual. Even if members leave, the files stay exactly where they are so your team can continue to share information and get work done. Team Drives is available on G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Business, or G Suite for Education editions.

Use the regular Google Drive connection type to see the Team Drives besides My Drive and Shared with me.

Mountain Duck 2

We are happy to announce Mountain Duck 2 – featuring support for client-side encrypted Cryptomator interoperable vaults – foolproof client-side encryption for cloud storage mounted on your desktop.

Encryption for data at rest prevents unauthorized access regardless of the server or cloud storage infrastructure. You can create secure vaults on any server or cloud storage available through the broad protocol support in Mountain Duck – including Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure, Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive or any OpenStack Swift, WebDAV or FTP interoperable hosting solution. Additionally you can also connect to your local harddisk and browse Cryptomator Vaults you want to save on your computer.

Starting to secure your data is as easy as creating a new Cryptomator vault by selecting New Encrypted Vault in the context menu and providing a passphrase. Uploads and downloads are transparently encrypted and decrypted respectively with no change in your usual workflow required. You can have encrypted vaults and non-encrypted folders reside along on your storage location.

Version 2 introduces an Info panel for advanced options on files accessible from the context menu in Finder on macOS and File Explorer on Windows in addition to the context menus to copy URLs.

Please upgrade your license before updating. Existing customers get an upgrade discount between 40% to 100% depending on the date of purchase.

We are hiring!

Help shaping widely used products in an open source development environment!

We are looking for an experienced Java enthusiast to join our team as an employee or long term freelancer (work from anywhere). You help us to drive the integration of cloud storage services into Cyberduck & build the next major features for Mountain Duck.

Please refer to our job advertisement for more information.