Minor Release: Aspera on Demand 3.5.4

The release of IBM Aspera On Demand (AOD) 3.5.4 provides the following new features across all the individual AOD 3.5.4 offerings:

  • Added support for Softlayer
  • Support for the IBM Aspera Connect Browser Plug-In 3.6.0 to address Google Chrome dropping NPAPI plug-in architecture

IBM Aspera Shares On Demand (SHOD)

SHOD has been updated to Aspera Shares 1.9.2 that provides:

  • New manager user role
  • Greater control to users over their email notifications
  • SAML groups support in Shares
  • Additional rake tasks and new options for some existing rake tasks
  • General UI and performance improvements
Note: For a full list of new features, see the IBM Aspera Shares 1.9.2 Release Notes.

IBM Aspera faspex On Demand (FOD)

FOD has been updated to Aspera faspex 3.9.2 to provide:

  • The ability to require package recipients to self-register an account if they do not already have one
  • New rake tasks have been implemented for creating, updating, and deleting users in bulk
  • Functionality for using Microsoft Azure transfer servers
  • New "locked" status in the Accounts page to describe accounts that are locked out from too many failed login attempts
  • Dropbox members the ability to submit packages to their dropboxes even without regular upload permissions
  • Custom attributes that are implemented to support additional fields set in SAML
Note: For a full list of new features, see the IBM Aspera Faspex 3.9.2 Release Notes.

IBM Aspera Console On Demand (COD)

COD has been updated to Aspera Console 2.5.1 to provide a new option for configuring a file checksum method in the aspera.conf file for a node.

Note: For the full list of new features, see the Aspera Console 2.5.1 Release Notes.

IBM Application Platform On Demand (APOD) / IBM Server On Demand (SOD)

APOD and SOD have been updated to Aspera Enterprise Server 3.5.4 to provide

  • Encryption-at-rest (EAR) support for HTTP fallback
  • Various enhancements to the drag-and-drop feature, including support for mime type, date last modified, name, and size


To review the full release notes for Aspera on Demand 3.5.4, click here.


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