Configuring Token Authorization from the GUI

  • You have created a transfer user on your server.
  • You have set up the transfer user with an SSH public key as described in Setting Up Token Authorization.

The examples below use a transfer user called aspera_user_1.

  1. On the main screen of the desktop client, click the Configuration link (upper right).
    This opens the Server Configuration dialog.
  2. Select the Users tab and choose a user to configure.
    Alternatively, select the Groups tab and choose a group to configure, or select the Global tab to configure options for all users.
  3. In the right panel of the Server Configuration dialog, select the Authorization tab.
  4. For Incoming Transfers check the override box. Under Effective Value, select token from the dropdown menu.
  5. Similarly, do the same for Outgoing Transfers.
  6. For Token Encryption Key, check the override box, and under Effective Value, enter the token encryption key. The encryption key should be a string of random characters (at least 20 recommended).
  7. When you're done, click Apply to save the changes, or click OK to save the changes and close the dialog.

    Alternatively, instead of configuring token authorization individually for each user, you can select the Groups tab and apply these settings to groups of users. Or, you can select the Global tab and apply these settings to all users.