Set up Microsoft Windows IIS (Internet Information Services) to host Web UI.
The Web UI for IBM Aspera Connect Server is a web-based file server that enables the file access through a browser, and transfer files using the Aspera Connect browser plugin. Additionally, you can set up the HTTP Fallback to establish HTTP- or HTTPS-based file transfers with clients that don't have the FASP® connectivity. On Windows, Web UI is built upon Internet Information Service (IIS).
Connect Server on Windows uses IIS authentication. If user names use the extended character set, both the client and server machine must be set to use the same codepage, and the client must use IE 7 or later (other browsers don't support users names using extended characters). For more information, refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938418.
Follow these steps to set up IIS for Web UI:
The IIS for Web UI should have the following items configured:
Follow the instructions for the version of your Windows to enable the IIS's ASP and the Basic Authentication support:
|2008, 7|| Go to Authentication under the IIS section.
. In the left panel, navigate into the . In the right panel, double-click
In the Authentication window, update the following settings:
If your computer is running IIS 7 or higher, II6 compatibility components, ASP.NET and Basic Authentication role services should be added. Go to the Add Role Services.. Navigate into and click
Select the following options:
All sub-options in these items should be included, as illustrated in this graph:
With all role services checked, click Next and follow the instructions to install it.
If you wish to set up SSL certificate for Web UI, download and execute the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools: Microsoft Download Center: Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Resource Kit Tools.
When installed, go to SelfSSL. In the SelfSSL's Command Prompt, execute the following command, enter y when prompted:and launch
When you have finished updating IIS's configuration, go to. In the left panel, select the , start or restart it to apply the new settings.
To access Web UI, on a client machine, go to the following address with a browser:
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