Product Setup

Important: If this is a product upgrade, review all prerequisites described in Before Upgrading.

To install Desktop Client, log into your computer with root permissions, and follow the steps below.

  1. Download the IBM Aspera product installer.

    Use the credentials provided to your organization by Aspera to access:

    If you need help determining your firm's access credentials, contact your Aspera account manager.

  2. For product upgrades, ensure you have prepared your machine to upgrade to a newer version.
    Although the installer performs your upgrade automatically, Aspera highly recommends completing the tasks described in Before Upgrading. If you do not follow these steps, you risk installation errors or losing your configuration settings.
  3. Run the installer
    To run the installer, run the following commands with the proper administrative permissions. Replace the product version accordingly.
    OS Commands
    RedHat, zLinux, CentOS
    $ rpm -Uvh aspera-scp-client-version.rpm 
    $ dpkg -i aspera-scp-client-version.deb
  4. Install the license.
    The license can be installed using the GUI or from the command line.
    • GUI:Launch the application by running the following command as root:
      # asperascp

      If this is a fresh install, an Enter License window appears. Either click Import License File and select the license file, or click Paste License Text to copy-and-paste the license file's content. The license information will appear in the window. Verify that it is correct and click Close.

      The Enter License window.
    • Terminal: Create the following file:

      Copy and paste your license key string into it, then save and close the file. To verify the license information, run the following command:

      $ ascp -A

    If you are updating your product license after the installation, see Updating the Product License.

  5. Troubleshooting
    Important: When upgrading from Connect Server versions older than 3.0, system-level security settings are not preserved and must be reconfigured. For instructions on enabling or disabling system-level security, see Configuring Apache.