|Connect Server Web UI Setup|
The instructions below describe how to configure IBM Aspera Connect Server's Web UI transfer settings by manually editing aspera.conf.
C:\Program Files [(x86)]\Aspera\Enterprise Server\etc\aspera.conf
C:\Program Files [(x86)]\Aspera\Enterprise Server\etc\samples\aspera-web-sample.conf
<CONF version="2"> ... <WEB SshPort = "33001" UdpPort = "33001" PathMTU = "0" HttpFallback = "no" HttpFallbackPort = "8080" HttpsFallbackPort = "8443" EnableDelete = "yes" EnableCreateFolder = "yes" AsperaServer = "" EnableUserSwitching = "no" HideRestrictedFolders = "yes" EnableSortByName = "false" EnableConnectUpdates = "yes" /> </CONF>
The table below provides descriptions of all Web UI configuration options, including some that are not in the sample.
|SshPort||The TCP port for SSH transfer communication.||integer between 1 and 65535||33001|
|UdpPort||The UDP port for FASP file transfer.||integer between 1 and 65535||33001|
|PathMTU||Set the maximum packet size for file transmission. When set to "0", FASP automatically sets an appropriate value for the network.||integer between 296 and 10000||0|
|HttpFallback||Enable HTTP Fallback transfer when UDP-port transfer fails.||yes / no||no|
|HttpFallbackPort||The TCP port for HTTP Fallback transfer.||integer between 1 and 65535||8080|
|HttpsFallbackPort||The TCP port for HTTPS Fallback transfer.||integer between 1 and 65535||8443|
|EnableDelete||Set to yes (default) to allow users with the appropriate permissions to delete files and folders within the Web UI.||yes / no||yes|
|EnableCreateFolder||Set to yes (default) to allow users with the
appropriate permissions to create new folders using the
New Folder button within the Web UI.
Note: The user can still upload a new folder even if EnableCreateFolder is set to no.
|yes / no||yes|
|AsperaServer||To use this computer solely for the Connect Server Web UI (and not for file transfers), enter the IP address or host name of the transfer server machine in this field. In the case of a high-availability or clustered setup, this value should be the IP address or host name of the VIP (from where the VIP/cluster service/load balancer will manage the transfer servers). Once added, Connect Server allows the user to transfer to and from the file system on the indicated transfer server machine.||The IP address or host name of the transfer server machine||unspecified (transfer using local machine)|
|MinimumConnectVersion||Set the minimum version of Connect that must be installed in
order for users to be able to use Connect Server. If the minimum
version is not installed, a message is displayed that indicates the
minimum version required and provides a download link. This option
takes the value in the format of the Aspera Connect version, for
Note: The default value for this setting is also the lowest allowable value. If the value specified is below the default value, the Web UI enforces the default value.
|EnableUserSwitching||Allow a user to switch to a different user account. When set to
yes, a Change User
button is added to the web page in the upper-right corner. Note that
the feature only allows users to log in to a different account than
the one they are exiting.
This is currently an experimental feature.
Note: On Windows Connect Server, unicode user names are not supported.
|yes / no||no|
|HideRestrictedFolders||Hide folders that the user does not have permission to read. When set to no, the user can see all folders, and may encounter error when trying to access unaccessible folders.||yes / no||no|
|EnableSortByName||When set to true, files are sorted into a
given order to be displayed in before being listed on the Connect
Server Web UI.
Important: Aspera recommends using the default setting of false. If you browse a directory that contains numerous files, then browsing performance may be impacted by the sorting process.
|true / false||false|
|EnableConnectUpdates||When set to yes, the Connect Server Web UI displays a prompt to upgrade the Connect browser plugin when an upgrade is available. When set to no, this prompt no longer appears, except for mandatory upgrades when the minimum version requirement for Connect is not met. This setting does not affect the installation message that appears when Connect is not installed.||yes / no||yes|