Setting Up Groups

Create system groups on your computer, and set up transfer settings for the group and its members.

Note: This topic demonstrates how to set up transfer/user groups within the GUI. If you are configuring transfer/user groups within a Terminal, please refer to Setting Up Transfer Groups (Terminal).

You can set up transfer settings based on your system's user groups. If users within a group do not have individual transfer settings, then the group's transfer settings will be applied. Please note that Enterprise Server doesn't create user groups on the operating system for you, so you must ensure that the groups currently exist before adding them to your Aspera product. Follow the steps below to add user groups to Enterprise Server.

  1. Determine the user group(s) that you would like to add to your Aspera transfer product

    Ensure that you have an existing user group on your operating system, or create a new user group. For information on creating user groups, see your operating system documentation.

  2. Add the user group to your Aspera transfer product

    Run asperascp in a Terminal window (as a root user) to launch the application, and click Configuration.

    Click the Configuration.

    Within the Server Configuration window, select the Groups tab, click Add group and input the user group's name.

    Add the group.

  3. Configure the group's transfer settings

    Go to Configuration and select the Groups tab. Choose your group, and utilize the Docroot, Authorization, Bandwidth, Network, File Handling and Precedence tabs to configure the transfer settings. Refer to the hyperlinked topics below for additional information.

    Category Description
    Document Root The document root settings.
    Authorization Connection permissions, token key, and encryption requirements.
    Bandwidth Incoming and outgoing transfer bandwidth and policy settings.
    Network Network IP, port, and socket buffer settings.
    File Handling File handling settings, such as file block size, overwrite rules, and exclude pattern.
    Configuration Precedence When a user is a member of multiple groups, the precedence setting can be used to determine priority.