|Connect Server Web UI Setup|
Test Aspera Connect client transfers through Web UI.
Follow the steps below to test your client transfers through the Web UI.
To test your connection to the Connect Server Web UI, go to the following address with a client computer's browser:
On top of SSH authentication, Connect Server uses Apache's authentication to authorize Web UI access. To set up a system user for Apache authentication (asp1), use the htpasswd command to set up the user for Web UI.
$ htpasswd /opt/aspera/etc/webpasswd asp1
Prepare a system user and add the user into your Connect Server, with the docroot specified. Run asperascp (as a root user) to launch the application, and click Configuration.
In the Server Configuration dialog, select the Users tab and click . Enter the system user's name (asp1).
Select the user's Docroot tab; check Absolute Path; and enter or select an existing path as the user's docroot (for example, /sandbox/asp1). Make sure that all other options have the value true. Click OK or Apply when finished.
Open the Aspera configuration file (aspera.conf) and set up the user's docroot information:
The following example uses these settings. If you use the substitutable string $(name), the application automatically replaces it with the login user name:
|String for generating token||secRet|
<CONF version="2"> <default> <authorization> <value>allow</value> <!-- Allow token authentication for HTTP --> <token> <encryption_key>secRet</encryption_key> <!-- String for token --> </token> </authorization> <file_system> <access><paths><path> <absolute>/sandbox/$(name)</absolute> <!-- Default docroot --> </path></paths></access> </file_system> </default> ... </CONF>
Prepare a client computer with the supported OS and browser to test connecting to the Web UI. For supported platforms and browsers, see Requirements. Browsing the Web UI from the client machine, you should see the Aspera Connect browser plugin banner with a link to download and install the latest version of Connect:
Click Download latest version. While waiting for the application to download, the following instructions appear:
Once the Connect plugin is installed and you've refreshed the page, the Web UI for Connect Server appears:
In the Web UI, click Upload and select one or more files to upload to Connect Server. When finished, select the uploaded files on the Web UI, and click Download.
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For further information about the Aspera Connect browser plugin, see the Aspera Connect User Guide.
If you are having difficulties establishing FASP transfers using the Web UI, see Clients Can't Establish Connection.