Configuring Transfer Settings

To configure settings for upload and download rates, transfer policies, and encryption, click System Settings > Transfers. The following settings are available:

Setting Description
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.Z" for example, 0.0.0.
Upload target rate Specify the target upload rate, such as 1.5 Gbps, 500Mbps, 10K, 3000. Once you click Save, the rate appears with standardized units. Leave the field blank to use the settings on the node.
Upload target rate cap Specify a maximum upload rate. Leave the field blank to use the settings on the node. If a target rate cap is specified in Shares and on the node, the lesser of the two is used.
Download target rate Specify the target download rate, such as 1.5 Gbps, 500Mbps, 10K, 3000. Once you click Save, the rate appears with standardized units. Leave the field blank to use the settings on the node.
Download target rate cap Specify the maximum download rate to. Leave the field blank to use the settings on the node. If a target rate cap is specified in Shares and on the node, the lesser of the two is used.
Starting policy Select the policy to be enforced when the transfer starts from the drop-down menu:
  • Fixed: The transfer occurs at the target rate. This may impact the performance of other traffic present on the network.
  • High: The transfer uses available bandwidth up to the maximum rate.
  • Fair: The transfer attempts to run at the target rate. If the transfer is limited by network conditions, it occurs 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 recedes.
Allowed policy Select which set of policies are available to the user during transfer. If you do not make a selection, settings are inherited from the node.
Encryption Select Optional or AES-128. If you do not make a selection, settings are inherited from the node.
Encryption at rest

Select Optional or Required.

Encryption at Rest (EAR) requires users, on upload, to enter a password to encrypt the files on the server. Package recipients are required to enter the encryption password to decrypt protected files as they are being downloaded. If a user chooses to keep downloaded files encrypted, they are not required to enter a password until they attempt to decrypt the files locally. Encryption-at-Rest is supported by the IBM Aspera Connect Browser Plug-in.

If you do not make a selection, settings are inherited from the node.