|Connect Server Web UI Setup|
Follow the steps below to test your Aspera Connect client transfers through the Web UI.
Prepare a system user and add the user into your Connect Server, with a 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.
Set default values to authorize transfers in and out, set the encryption key, and set the default docroot by running the following commands:
$ asconfigurator -x "set_node_data;authorization_transfer_in_value,allow" $ asconfigurator -x "set_node_data;authorization_transfer_out_value,allow" $ asconfigurator -x "set_node_data;token_encryption_key,token_key" $ asconfigurator -x "set_node_data;absolute,docroot"
These commands create the following lines in aspera.conf. In the example, the encryption key is secRet (rather than the random string of at least 20 characters as recommended by Aspera) and the docroot is /sandbox/$(name). By using the substitutable string $(name) in the docroot, the application automatically replaces it with the login user name:
<CONF version="2"> ... <default> <authorization> <transfer> <in> <value>allow</value> </in> <out> <value>allow</value> </out> </transfer> <token> <encryption_key>secRet</encryption_key> </token> </authorization> <file_system> <access> <paths> <path> <absolute>/sandbox/$(name)</absolute> </path> </paths> </access> </file_system> ... </default> </CONF>
To add the settings to aspera.conf manually, open it from the following directory:
$ htpasswd [-c ]/opt/aspera/etc/webpasswd asp1
$ htpasswd -b /opt/aspera/etc/webpasswd asp1 password
Prepare a client computer with the supported OS and browser to test connecting to the Web UI. For a list of supported platforms and browsers, see Requirements. Go to the following address with a client computer's browser:
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.