How to Update License Keys for IBM Aspera Web Applications

How to Update License Keys for IBM Aspera Web Applications
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How to Update License Keys for IBM Aspera Web Applications

IBM Aspera has several web applications available to enable high-speed data transfer for you and your users, and to manage, monitor, and report on those transfer sessions.

Aspera Shares, Aspera Faspex, Aspera Console and Aspera Orchestrator are all customer-hosted web application options and are available with your Aspera Enterprise license.

Changing the license key for these applications is a straightforward process that can be done by an application administrator through the web interface. Here are the steps you need to take for each application:

IBM Aspera Faspex

  1. Log in to the Faspex application as an administrator.
  2. Navigate to the Server menu item, then under the Configuration tab, click on License.
  3. Either click Browse and select the new license file from your local machine – OR – copy and paste the contents of that license file in to the text box, then click Update and Validate License.
  4. Your new license information will be displayed and will take effect immediately.
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Figure 1 – Aspera Faspex license screen

IBM Aspera Shares

  1. Log in to the Shares application as an administrator.
  2. Navigate to the Admin menu in the upper right, then click on License under the System Settings heading on the left hand side.
  3. Click Change License, then copy and paste the contents of your new license file into the text box. 
  4. Click Save, and your new license information will be displayed and will take effect immediately.
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Figure 2 – Aspera Shares license screen

IBM Aspera Console

  1. Log in to the Console application as an administrator.
  2. Navigate to the Configuration menu, then click on the License tab.
  3. Either click on Upload a license file and browse to your new license on your local machine – OR – copy and paste the contents of your new license file into the text box and click Save.
  4. Your new license information will be displayed and will take effect immediately.
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Figure 3 – Aspera Console license screen

IBM Aspera Orchestrator

  1. Log in to the Orchestrator application as an administrator.
  2. Navigate to the Engine menu, then click on License on the left hand side.
  3. Either click Choose File and browse to your new license file on your local machine – OR – copy and paste the contents of your new license file into the text box shown and then click Update and Validate License.
  4. Your new license information will be displayed and will take effect immediately.
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Figure 4 – Aspera Orchestrator license screen

IBM Aspera Proxy

  1. SSH in to the server running Aspera Proxy.
  2. Either become root, or use sudo to edit /opt/aspera/proxy/etc/aspera-license
  3. Copy and paste the contents of your new license file into this file.
  4. Run ascp -A to confirm your new license details.
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Figure 5 – Aspera Proxy license file location

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Figure 6 – Aspera Proxy license validation

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