Aspera Faspex 3.8.1 Release Notes
Aspera Faspex 3.8.1 Release Notes

Aspera Faspex 3.8.1 Release Notes

  • Product Release: Sep 5, 2014
  • Release Notes Updated: Sep 8, 2014


This release of Aspera Faspex 3.8.1 for Linux (x64) provides the following new features:

  • SAML: Implemented custom attributes to support additional fields set in SAML. These custom SAML fields, if set in your SAML IdP and mapped in Faspex under User Profile, will now be imported into Faspex when a SAML user logs in.
  • Self-registration: Implemented ability to require package recipients to self-register an account if they do not already have one.
  • Rake Tasks: New rake tasks have been implemented for creating, updating, and deleting users in bulk.


#13835 - Faspex cannot connect to an AWS mail server using TLS; however, SSL connects successfully. This is relevant to the settings under Server > Notifications > E-mail Configuration.

#16519 - Some Faspex configuration settings (e.g. those that require system changes or asctl modifications) will not be restored when using the Faspex “Save/Restore” UI feature. For example, if the "Systemuser" flag is changed in faspex.yml, and the configs are backed up and restored to a new instance, the application will not start because the user must be created on the new instance with appropriate permissions. Another example is the "uri_namespace," which--if changed before a backup--must be updated in Apache using the “uri_namespace” command upon restoring. Other settings in faspex.yml include "HTTPPort", "HTTPSPort", etc, which will be overwritten to the previous values and may require manual steps to ensure the ports can be used.

#16520 - If you download the Faspex db+config folder (from Server > Configuration > Save/Restore), the file will be saved to the browser's default location.

#16715 - If you set an alternate address (Server > Configuration > Web Server) on your source server and save your Faspex db+config folder (Server > Configuration > Save/Restore), then upon restore to a new server/instance, the alternate address will still be set on the new server. Subsequently, your email notifications will include an alternate address link to an instance which may not be up and running.

#16846 - If you are upgrading from Faspex 2.X and the transfer server is already set up on a different server, asctl will not handle this case. Please contact Aspera Support for assistance.

#17011 - Safari on Mac downloads the Faspex backup file to a tar file. Users can change their Safari preferences so that archive files aren't automatically unzipped.

#17089 - After restoring Faspex 3.X from a source server, the destination server may or may not be able to verify the SSL certificates presented by a node (depends on whether the source server had a valid cert file or if it was missing altogether). Administrators should check to see if the cert.pem file exists and back it up prior to restoring.

#17652 - For an existing Faspex DS group: If this group is moved to another Organizational Unit (OU) on the DS server, and then the group is synced on Faspex, the group will become invalid on Faspex.

#21984 - On Centos 6.0 & 6.2, after installation and asctl faspex:setup has run and completed, users may see an invalid license message appear on the login page, even if they have copied over the correct aspera-license file to their /opt/aspera/etc directory.

#24602 - The iOS Faspex app does not support user authentication through SAML.

#25002 - Bad display on IE 9 for overlay of Connect plugin of Faspex new package page. WORKAROUND: This is an IE issue, you should upgrade to the latest browser version supported on your platform or ensure that you have the latest IE updates applied.

#27371 - ADFS SAML users running Chrome 36.0 on a Windows machine are currently unable to login. Workaround: Use a different browser to login as an ADFS SAML user.


Enterprise/Connect Server: A licensed version of 3.3+.


  • OS:
    • 64-bit /RHEL/Centos 6.0+, 7.0+
    • 64-bit SLES 11.0+
  • Browser:
    • IE 8+
    • Safari 6+
    • Firefox 27+
    • Google Chrome 32+


Linux 64-bit: aspera-faspex-
md5: 5cc78372bb914fedfc94c14aab47a6ce
sha1: 26825a98f30ec4ab9fb2c548afc51cc5b9cb14f2


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