Configure Faspex Web Server

The Web Server page shows the configuration settings for the Faspex Web UI server, including the IP address or name and HTTP/HTTPS ports that users connect to when accessing the Web UI. Note that this server does not have to be the same system that manages your transfers (the transfer server). If you have a group of external users who must log into Faspex through a different IP address or domain name, you can enable and configure the alternate address or name on this page.

Go to Server > Configuration > Web Server to view and/or modify your settings for the IBM Aspera Faspex Web server. On this page, Faspex web server IP address or name and HTTP/HTTPS ports are displayed. These settings were initially configured when you first installed Faspex and completed the asctl setup process. Note that the web server does not have to be the same system that manages your transfers (in other words, the transfer server). See the examples below for common web server configurations.

Example #1 - Faspex Web server has one address for both internal and external users

In the simplest case, the web server is on the same machine as your Aspera transfer server (in other words, IBM Aspera Enterprise Server or IBM Aspera Connect Server) and all internal and external users use the same IP address or hostname to connect to Faspex.

Faspex Web Server Setting Example #1 Value
External IP address or name faspex.yourcompany.com
HTTP Port / HTTPS Port 80 / 443
Enable alternate address Disabled

Example #2 - Faspex Web server has an alternate address for internal users

In this case, the web server is still on the same machine as your Aspera transfer server (in other words, IBM Aspera Enterprise Server or IBM Aspera Connect Server); however, internal and external users connect to Aspera Faspex via different URLs due to a company security requirement. Additionally, you would like Faspex package notifications to include a link to the alternate address (which will only resolve for internal users).

Faspex Web Server Setting Example #2 Value
External IP address or name faspex1.yourcompany.com
HTTP Port / HTTPS Port 80 / 443
Enable alternate address Enabled
Alternate address or name faspex2.yourcompany.com
Emails include alternate address Enabled

Configuration Option Description
Server's external address or name Displays the Faspex Web UI server's primary IP address or domain name. To change it, see asctl Command Reference and use following command:
asctl apache:hostname <host>
Note that <host> should be replaced with the new hostname or IP address.
HTTP port Displays the Faspex Web UI server's HTTP port number. To change it, see asctl Command Reference and use the following command:
asctl apache:http_port <port>
Note that <port> should be replaced with the new HTTP port number.
HTTPS port Displays the Faspex Web UI server's secure HTTP (HTTPS) port number. To change it, see asctl Command Reference and use the following command:
asctl apache:https_port <port>
Note that <port> should be replaced with the new HTTPS port number.
Enable alternate address checkbox and text field Enable this checkbox if you have a group of users (for example, those who are external to your organization) that need to access a different IP address or domain name for logging into Faspex (which you will specify in the text field).
Emails include alternate address checkbox When this checkbox is selected, package notifications sent to recipients will include the alternate address, in addition to the primary address.

Important:

If you change any of the alternate address configuration options, you must click the Update button to apply and save your changes.