First Log In and Licensing

A Shares admin must log in and enter a valid license before other users can log into Shares. No other user interaction is permitted until a valid license is installed.
  1. Open the Shares web application.
    In a browser, go to http://shares_ip_address. The Shares login page appears with a warning related to the missing license file.

    If Shares does not load in the browser, check to see if Nginx is running on the Shares machine. If Nginx is not running, and trying to restart the service manually results in the error message below, follow the instructions in Disabling IPv6 Support in Shares to disable Nginx from listening to IPv6 ports.
    nginx: [emerg] socket() [::]:80 failed (97: Address family not supported by protocol)
  2. Log into Shares.
    Log in using the Shares admin account username and password created during installation. If you don't remember your password, you can reset it by clicking Forgot your username or password? and following the on-screen instructions, or by running the following command on the Shares server:
    > cd C:\Shares\www 
    > rake aspera:admin NAME=admin_username PASSWORD=password EMAIL=email_address
  3. Enter your Shares license information.
    Copy and paste the text from your license into the space in the license dialog. Click Save. If you need to update your license, see Updating the License.
After entering a valid license, Shares displays your Expiration Date and the Max Users and Max Nodes allowed by your license.