An admin account on the Shares server that can be used in the Shares web app to add
and configure users, groups, directory services, nodes, and shares.
Aspera Service Account
In Windows, an admin account that Shares uses to run Aspera services. Admins never
need to log in using the Aspera Service account unless it is assigned to an existing account
A transfer server that has been configured to support the IBM Aspera Node API,
enabling transfers through Aspera web applications including Shares, Files, and
A daemon that provides a single REST-inspired interface for file browsing, management,
Node API username and password
Credentials used by the Aspera web application to authenticate to a remote node and
generate token authorization for transfers between the Aspera web application user's machine
and the remote node.
Shares user account
The account with which a user logs into the Shares web application.
System user account
On a node, a designated account (not belonging to a Shares user) that can be
configured as a transfer user.
Any machine running Aspera transfer server software, such as Enterprise or Connect
Transfer user account
On a node, a system account that is configured with a Node API username and password,
and that is set up as a user in the transfer application. This account is used to authorize
and manage transfers initiated by Aspera web application users between their machines and the