Configure User Settings

The following section describes the configurable settings for a Faspex user.

Account Details

Option Description
Role Select from one of the following roles for this user:
  • admin - Admins can access the Server tab to configure the Faspex server. They can create, edit, and delete every type of Faspex user (admins, managers, and regular users), and they can send packages (perform file transfers). Admins can also manage workgroups (create/edit/delete).
  • manager - The manager role enables Faspex server administration to be separate from Faspex user accounts administration. Managers can send packages, create/edit/delete workgroups, and create/edit/delete other managers and regular users. They can promote regular users to managers, and demote other Managers to regular users. However, they cannot, edit admin accounts or promote another user to admin. Managers do not have access to the Server tab, nor can they change the Faspex server configuration (a privilege limited to admins).
  • user - Regular users can send packages through Faspex. They typically do not manage other users or workgroups.
Account expires Select to set an expiration date for the user. The user becomes inactive on the specified date.
Note: Admin accounts do not expire.
Account activated Select to activate this account so that the user can log into Faspex. Clear to disable the account.
Note: Admin accounts are always active.
Custom password policy Select to override the global password policy for this user.
Note: Admins cannot override their own password policies, but they can edit password policy settings for other admin accounts.
Password expires You must enable Custom password policy to configure this option.

Select to enable password expiration for the user password every specified number of days.

Prevent password reuse You must enable Custom password policy to configure this option.

Select to prevent users from reusing passwords. Enter the number of previous passwords users cannot reuse.

Send copy of receipt email to these addresses

Faspex sends a copy of every package receipt notification sent to this account to the Faspex users and email addresses listed in this field. Recipients listed in this field receive notifications for every package sent and received by this account. The CC Receipt field on the New Package page is auto-populated with the adddresses listed in this field.

If the sender has permission to Allow editing of receipt addresses on package creation, whatever the sender enters in the CC Receipt field on the New Package page overrides this setting. If the sender removes any of the original email addresses from the field, Faspex does not send a notification to that user.

If the sender does not have permission to Allow editing of receipt addresses on package creation, then this field is honored.

Note: If you are adding multiple email addresses, separate them with commas (,), semicolons (;), or white-spaces.
Allow editing of receipt addresses on package creation

Select to allow users to modify addresses to receive notification emails regarding a package sent by this user.

An additional configuration option that can be set in faspex.yml allows admins to require that newly created users reset their passwords the first time they log in. For information on this setting and faspex.yml, see Configuring Faspex with faspex.yml.

Permissions

Option Description
Allowed to
  • Uploads allowed: Select to allow users to send packages.
  • Downloads allowed: Select to allow users to download received packages. A user who does not have download permissions still receives packages, but cannot download the files.
  • Forwarding allowed: Select to allow users to forward received packages to other users. The package becomes available to the forwarded users in their Faspex accounts.
  • Can create from remote: Select to allow users to create a package from a remote source such as a remote server. Users allowed to access remote sources can access the Source drop-down menu when sending a new package.

    You must first add remote sources to Faspex to see the Source drop-down menu. For more information on adding remote sources, see Adding a Node to Faspex.

    Note: This setting is disabled by default and must be set on a per-user basis (in other words, there is no global option).
Allow inviting external senders You must enable this option globally to see this feature. For more information, see Configuring Security Settings.

Select Allow to enable this user to invite users without Faspex accounts to upload a package to Faspex.

Allow public submission URLs

You must enable this option globally to see this feature. For more information, see Configuring Security Settings.

Select Allow to enable users to send a Public URL to users without Faspex accounts. These external users can submit packages to registered Faspex users through this public URL. For more information about Public URLs, see Configuring Public URLs.

Note: Even if the Public URL feature is enabled for registered Faspex users, they can override the feature for their own account by going to their user Account > Preferences > Misc and clearing Enable public URL.
Can send to external email Select Allow to allow users to send packages to external email addresses.

Faspex sends a download link through email. By default, this link expires after three days, but admins can change the duration or disable expiration by going to Server > Security. For more information, see Configuring Security Settings.

Can create normal packages Select Allow to allow users to create packages on the New Package page. Select Deny to prevent the user from accessing the New Packages site. In this case, the user can only create dropbox packages and only if they are a member of a dropbox. To change the server default, go to Server > Configuration > Security and edit the setting for Allow users to create normal packages.
Can send to all faspex users Select Allow to allow users to send packages to all Faspex users.

If this feature is enabled, all existing Faspex users appear in the contact list. If disabled, users can, only send packages to members of workgroups they are part of.

Keep user directory private Select Yes to prevent users from being able to see the entire user directory, even if they have permissions to send to all Faspex users.
Can see global distribution lists. Select Yes to give users access to global distribution lists. For more information on global distribution lists, see Creating a Global Distribution List.
Allowed IP addresses for login Specify the IP addresses that a Faspex user can login from. A wildcard (*) can be used in this option. For example, specifying 198.51.100.* allows a user to login from 198.51.100.1, 198.51.100.2, 198.51.100.3, and so on. Separate multiple IP addresses with commas (,).
Allowed IP addresses for download Specify the IP addresses that a Faspex user can login from to download packages. A wildcard (*) can be used in this option. For example, specifying 198.51.100.* allows a user to login from 198.51.100.1, 198.51.100.2, 198.51.100.3, and so on. Separate multiple IP addresses with commas (,).
Allowed IP addresses for upload Specify the IP addresses that a Faspex user can login from to upload packages. A wildcard (*) can be used in this option. For example, specifying 198.51.100.* allows a user to login from 198.51.100.1, 198.51.100.2, 198.51.100.3, and so on. Separate multiple IP addresses with commas (,).

Package Deletion

Select from the following options to specify behavior after downloading a package:
Option Description
After download You can override the server default by selecting Override system default. If you choose override, select one of the following policies:
  • Do nothing: Do not auto-delete after the package is downloaded.
  • Delete files after any recipient downloads all files: Delete after any recipient downloads all files in the package once.
    Important: When this option is selected, a forwarded package can be potentially deleted before the original recipient has downloaded it. Thus, proceed with caution when selecting this option.
  • Delete files after all recipients download all files: Delete if all files in the package have been downloaded by all recipients.
Allow user to set own delete setting on a package-by-package basis Select Allow to allow this user to choose a package expiration policy when sending a new package.

Personal Details

If Faspex has custom user fields configured, they appear in this section in addition to the following default fields:
Option Description
Last name Enter the user's last name.
First name Enter the user's first name.
email address Enter the user's email address.
For more information about custom user fields, see Configuring Custom User Fields.

Advanced Transfer Settings

By default, Faspex uses the transfer settings from the Aspera Central Server section. Select Override default settings to set user-specific transfer settings, which take precedence over the server-wide settings.
Option Description
Initial Transfer Rate Specify the initial upload and download transfer rate. When the option Lock minimum rate and policy is checked, the user is not able to adjust transfer policy or minimum transfer rate.
Maximum Allowed Rate Specify the maximum upload and download transfer rate for this user.

Welcome Email

Option Description
Send a welcome message Select this option to send a welcome email to the user.
Comments Enter any comments to be added to the standard Faspex welcome email. These comments go to this user only.