IBM Aspera Shares and the Connect Browser Plug-In

Transfers initiated in the IBM Aspera Shares web application are conducted using the IBM Aspera Connect Browser Plug-in. The Connect Plug-In is an install-on-demand web browser plug-in that facilitates high-speed uploads and downloads with an Aspera transfer server.

The Connect Install Dialog

When a user first logs in, Shares checks if the Connect Plug-In has been installed on their browser. If they have an outdated version or do not have the plug-in installed, Shares prompts the users to download and install the plug-in.

Clicking Download latest version connects the user to Aspera's CloudFront CDN from which they can download the Connect Plug-In installer.

Each page of Shares checks for the presence of Connect. If Connect is missing, Shares prompts you to download the plug-in. To suppress Shares from prompting you to install Connect on each page, go to your Preferences page and set the value of Suppress Connect Install Dialog to true.

Transfers with Connect

For more information on transferring content with Connect, see Uploading and Downloading Content.