The asconfigurator Utility

The asconfigurator utility is a command-line tool for interacting with aspera.conf, the file that holds most configuration settings for your Aspera transfer server. asconfigurator comes bundled with your installation of Enterprise Server, Connect Server, and Point-to-Point Client.

Why Use asconfigurator?

Because aspera.conf is an XML file, users can configure their transfer server by editing the file directly. However, editing the file manually can be cumbersome and error-prone because correct syntax and structure are strictly enforced. The asconfigurator utility enables you to edit aspera.conf through commands and parses, validates and writes well-formed XML while also confirming that the values entered for parameters are valid.

With asconfigurator, you can edit aspera.conf quickly and safely, with one or two commands.

After Editing aspera.conf

Whether you use asconfigurator or manually edit aspera.conf, the file must be re-read and certain services restarted in order for the changes to take effect. For detailed information, see the Administrator's Guide: Restarting Aspera Services for your Aspera transfer server.