IBM Aspera Faspex and the Connect Browser Plug-In

Transfers initiated in the IBM Aspera Faspex web application are conducted using the IBM Aspera Connect Browser Plug-in. The Connect Plug-In is an install-on-demand web browser plug-in that facilitates high-speed uploads and downloads with an Aspera transfer server.

The Connect Install Dialog

When a user first logs in, Faspex checks if the Connect has been installed on their browser. If they have an outdated version or do not have the plug-in installed, Faspex prompts the users to download and install the plug-in.

Clicking Download latest version connects the user to Aspera's CloudFront CDN from which they can download the Connect installer.

Transfers with Connect

For more information on transferring content with Connect, see Sending a New Package.

Serving Connect Locally

If you are operating within a closed system, you may want to host the IBM Aspera Connect installers and plugins for locally rather than having the downloads served from Aspera's CloudFront CDN. This also enables you to enforce a certain version of the Connect plug-in. you can host the IBM Aspera Connect Plug-in SDK installers locally. For more information on serving the Connect plug-in locally, see Configuring Transfer Options.