You must install IBM Aspera Shares
locally or on
a remote host before you can configure a directory service. For information on installing the
latest version of Shares, please review the Administrator's Guide
Before continuing, please ensure that the following prerequisites have been satisfied:
- Shares is installed locally or on a remote host: For instructions on how to install Shares
on the same machine as Console, see Console and Shares on Same Machine.
- Console is installed on the same machine as Shares: Configure your Shares web server to
use a non-standard HTTPS port (for example, 8443, rather than 443). See the Shares Administrator's Guide (the "Setting up Shares" topic).
- Console is installed on the same machine as Shares: Configure your Shares database with
the correct host and port settings. For more information, see Working with Shares and Directory Services.
Go to Accounts > Directories from the Console menu.
Select Remote Authentication to enable remote authentication so
that Console can access the groups and users on your Shares server.
Enter the base URL.
Shares users and groups are authenticated through this Node API base URL. The standard
base URL is https://shares_IP_address/api/v1
Note: Because you must use HTTPS to connect to your Shares directory service, ensure
that your Node API base URL uses HTTPS, rather than HTTP.
Enter the Shares Node API user credentials.
Click Save and test settings.
Once the directory service is successfully connected, you can add remote users and
remote groups by boing to Users > Groups
. For more information, see
Adding Remote Users
and Adding Remote Groups