Install the IBM Aspera transfer product and set up your computer for FASP file transfers.
IBM Aspera Connect Server is a web-based file server that enables file access through a browser, and transfers files using the IBM Aspera Connect Browser Plug-in. Additionally, you can set up HTTP Fallback to establish HTTP- or HTTPS-based file transfers with clients that don't have FASP connectivity.
To install Connect Server, log into your computer with root permissions, and follow the steps below.
Although the installer for Aspera Connect Server performs your upgrade automatically, Aspera highly recommends completing the tasks identified in the topic Before Upgrading. If you do not follow these steps, you risk installation errors or losing your former configuration settings.
When downloaded, run the installer using the following commands and with the proper administrative permissions. Replace the file name accordingly.
$ rpm -Uvh aspera-entsrv-version.rpm
$ dpkg -i aspera-entsrv-version.deb
The following table describes two ways to install the license: through the GUI or via command line.
|GUI|| To install the license via the GUI, execute
asperascp in a Terminal (as a root user) to
launch the application. If this is a fresh install, an Enter License
window appears. You may click the Import License
File and select the license file, or
Paste License Text to copy-and-paste the
license file's content. When finished, the license information will
appear in the window. Verify that it is correct and click
|Terminal|| To install the license from the command line, create the
following file and paste your license key string into it:
/opt/aspera/etc/aspera-licenseWhen finished, save and close the file. Use this command to verify the license info:
$ ascp -A
If you are updating your product license after the installation, see Updating the Product License.
Open your SSH Server configuration file with a text editor:
To allow public key authentication, set PubkeyAuthentication yes. To allow password authentication, set PasswordAuthentication yes, for example:
... PubkeyAuthentication yes PasswordAuthentication yes ...
When modified, run the following to reload SSH:
$ sudo service sshd restart
$ sudo /etc/init.d/ssh restart
To further review your SSH Server's configuration to strengthen security, see Securing your SSH Server.
For product versions 2.5+, the docroot settings have been moved to the Aspera configuration file, aspera.conf. When upgrading from product version 2.2 or earlier, the installer converts your old configuration files to the new format, using a "strict" method. If the old aspera.conf file has errors or unrecognized directives, the conversion will fail. To review the errors, run a strict conversion manually. Change aspera.conf's path if it is not in the default location.
$ cd /opt/aspera/etc $ sudo asconfigurator -T -F convert_conf_V1_data ./aspera.conf
If an error occurs during the conversion, use the relaxed conversion method:
$ cd /opt/aspera/etc $ sudo asconfigurator -F convert_conf_V1_data ./aspera.conf
When upgrading your Aspera product to a newer version, it is recommended that you check the aspera.conf configuration file for errors. Run the following command in a terminal window to validate aspera.conf:
$ /opt/aspera/bin/asuserdata -v
At this point, your IBM Aspera transfer product is installed; however additional steps are required to configure the web UI. For information on configuring the web UI, see "Connect Server Web UI Setup".
$ sudo yum install perl-Digest-MD5