Configuration Precedence

Connect Server gives precedence to settings as follows, where user settings have the highest priority and default settings have the lowest.

  1. User
  2. Group (if a user belongs to more than one group, a precedence can be set for each group.)
  3. Global
  4. Default

The table below shows the setting values that a user aspera_user_1 is assigned in bold. In this example, aspera_user_1 is a member of both the admin and xfer groups. The admin group's precedence setting is 0, which supersedes the xfer group's setting of 1:

Options User aspera_user_1's Settings Group admin's Settings Group xfer's Settings Global Settings Default Settings
Target rate 5M 10M 15M 40M 45M
Min rate n/a 2M 8M 3M 0
Policy n/a n/a Low Fair Fair
Docroot n/a n/a n/a C:\pod\$(name) n/a
Encryption n/a n/a n/a n/a any

Configuring Precedence of Groups

You can configure a group's precedence from the GUI or by editing aspera.conf.

GUI:

To configure it from the GUI, launch the application and click Configuration.

Click the Configuration.

In the Server Configuration dialog, select the Groups tab, choose a group, and select the Precedence tab. (The Precedence tab does not appear if there are no groups.) Select the Override checkbox and enter a precedence number for the group.

Note: A group's precedence setting must be greater than or equal to 0, where 0 is the highest precedence level.
Configuration precedence

Editing aspera.conf:

You can configure a group's precedence in aspera.conf by running the following asconfigurator command:

> asconfigurator -x "set_group_data;group_name,group_name;precedence,value"
Note: A group's precedence setting must be greater than or equal to 0, where 0 is the highest precedence level.

This adds a <group> section to aspera.conf like the one below. In this example, group "admin" has higher precedence than group "xfer".

<groups>
   <group>
      <name>admin</name>
      <precedence>0</precedence>
      ...
   </group>
   <group>
      <name>xfer</name>
      <precedence>1</precedence>
      ...
   </group>
</groups>

You can also edit aspera.conf manually by opening it with administrative privileges:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Aspera\Enterprise Server\etc\aspera.conf

In the file, locate the entry for each group, add the <precedence> option, and assign a precedence value as shown in the example above. After editing the file, validate the XML form and option values by running the following command:

> asuserdata -v