Preparing a User to Run the Aspera Central Service

IBM Aspera Console communicates with nodes through the Aspera Central service. When you are setting up a Windows node and using an Active Directory (or non-local) user to run the Aspera Central service, the user must have special permissions configured to allow Console to manage the node.
  1. Create or obtain an Active Directory account to use for running the Aspera services.
  2. Add that Domain user account to the local Administrators group.
  3. Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy and give the user special permissions to allow Console to manage the node machine.
    Within the Local Security Policy window, select Local Policies > User Rights Assignment in the left panel, and add the desired user to the following policies (by double-clicking each policy):
    • Act as part of the operating system
    • Adjust memory quotas
    • Create a token object
    • Log on as a service
    • Replace a process level token
  4. Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services and set the following services to run as the user:
    • Aspera Central
    • Aspera Sync
    • OpenSSH
    To set the service to run as the user, right-click the service and select Properties. Click the Log On tab and select your user.