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.
Open the Shares web application.
In a browser, go to
. The Shares
login page appears with a warning related to the missing license file.
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
nginx: [emerg] socket() [::]:80 failed (97: Address family not supported by protocol)
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
> cd C:\Shares\www
> rake aspera:admin NAME=admin_username PASSWORD=password EMAIL=email_address
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.