Site Licenses - Fetch

Last Updated: 03/25/2019


Fetch is used to make secure file transfers with other systems, using an intuitive and convenient GUI.


Fetch is available only for Macs, running Mac OS X 10.5 and later.

Note: The recommended equivalent for Windows is PuTTY .


No fee to faculty, staff, and students at CU Boulder

Who can get it

Licenses are available to all departments, faculty, staff and students on the Boulder campus. (Users on other campuses can download Fetch and request a free educational license at

How to get it

Download the files needed:


Open the downloaded DMG file, and copy "" into your Mac's Applications folder. After closing the DMG file, run the Fetch for the first time and enter the license key when it is requested.