Document Root

Aspera strongly recommends setting a docroot (a limited area of the server's file system) for Aspera users. The default blank configuration gives users full access to the server's file system with read, write, and browse privileges.

To configure the docroot options, click Configuration and set configurations for Global and Users under their respective Docroot tabs. Select Override in the Absolute Path row to set a docroot and adjust read, write, and browse privileges. User docroot settings take precedence over global settings.

Bring up the Server Configuration window

Docroot configuration options.

The following table describes the docroot configuration options:

Field Description Values Default
Absolute Path The docroot: the area of the file system that is accessible to Aspera users. The default empty value gives users access to the entire file system. You can set one global docroot and then further restrict access to the file system by group or individual user.

You can also set multiple docroots and make them conditional based on the IP address from which the connection is made by editing aspera.conf. To do so, edit the absolute path setting by adding the IP address using the following syntax:

<absolute peer_ip="ip_address">path</absolute>
file path undefined (total access)
Read Allowed Setting this to true (default) allows users to transfer from the designated area of the file system as specified by the Absolute Path value.
  • true
  • false
true
Write Allowed Setting this to true (default) allows users to transfer to the designated area of the file system as specified by the Absolute Path value.
  • true
  • false
true
Browse Allowed Setting this to true (default) allows users to browse the directory.
  • true
  • false
true