Configure System Settings

The following System Settings configuration options are available under the Other menu on the Admin page:

Option Description
Background Modify or reset the parameters that IBM Aspera Shares checks when running background jobs.
License View or change your Shares license.
Localization Configure your Shares server with your local timezone, date format, and time format.
Logging Configure whether logged events trigger a warning or an error.
Logos Add, edit, or delete a custom logo for your Shares Web UI.
Messages Create a login page message for your users, and a home page message.
Transfers
  • Min connect version The minimum version of the IBM Aspera Connect Browser Plug-in that can be used to transfer with Shares. The version must be in the form "X.Y" for example, 1, 1.2). If you are using IBM Aspera Shares on Demand, the minimum accepted version of Connect is 2.7.8, which is the default setting.
  • Upload target rate For example, 1.5 Gbps, 500Mbps, 10 K, 3000. Leave blank to use the node's settings.
  • Upload target rate cap For example, 1.5 Gbps, 500Mbps, 10 K, 3000. Leave blank to use the node's settings.
  • Download target rate For example, 1.5 Gbps, 500Mbps, 10 K, 3000. Leave blank to use the node's settings.
  • Download target rate cap For example, 1.5 Gbps, 500Mbps, 10 K, 3000. Leave blank to use the node's settings.
  • Starting policy: Select the policy to be enforced when the transfer starts:
    • Fixed The transfer transmits data at a rate equal to the target rate, although this may impact the performance of other traffic present on the network.
    • High The transfer rate is adjusted to use the available bandwidth up to the maximum rate.
    • Fair The transfer attempts to transmit data at a rate equal to the target rate. If network conditions do not permit that, it transfers at a rate lower than the target rate, but not less than the minimum rate.
    • Low The transfer rate is less aggressive than Fair when sharing bandwidth with other network traffic. When congestion occurs, the transfer rate is decreased to the minimum rate, until other traffic retreats.
  • Allowed policy: Select the policies that are available to the user during transfer. If you do not make any selections, the Inherit from node setting is displayed, which will apply the settings inherited from the node.
  • Encryption: Select Optional or AES-128. If you do not make any selections, the Inherit from node setting is displayed, which will apply the settings inherited from the node.
  • Encryption at rest: Select Optional or Required. If you do not make any selections, the Inherit from node setting is displayed, which will apply the settings inherited from the node. If you select Required, the uploaded files must be encrypted during a transfer to protect them while they are stored on a remote server. The uploader sets a password before uploading the file, and the downloader needs to enter that password to decrypt the file.
Web Server Configure the web server settings, including the host, port, and whether SSL/TLS is enabled. The hostname or IP address entered into the Host field is used as part of the URL in Shares emails to users. For example, when an account is created for a user, that user will receive an email prompting the user to reset the password. This email contains a URL that points to whatever hostname or IP address is entered into the Host field.