Setting Up Groups

Note: These instructions describe 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 user groups. If users belong to a group and do not have individual transfer settings, then the group's transfer settings will be applied. System user groups must be created prior to being added to Connect Server, they cannot be created in the GUI. Follow the steps below to add user groups to Connect Server.

  1. Identify or create the user group(s) that you would like to add.
    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.

    In the Server Configuration window, click the Groups tab then click Add group and input the group's name.

    Add the group.
  3. Configure the group's transfer settings.
    These settings are located in the Docroot, Authorization, Bandwidth, Network, File Handling and Precedence tabs. Follow the hyperlinks in the table 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.