Under specific circumstances, a user might be experiencing an endless circle of Ci UI requesting to update Aspera Connect version, even though the user already has the most recent version installed:
Figure 1: Install the latest version of Aspera Connect modal
If this is the case, we would recommend reading this article:
If a user does not feel confident enough to perform the changes by him/herself, we would suggest requesting assistance from their IT team/department.
1. For Windows users:
Verify that DNS settings resolve local.connectme.us to 127.0.0.1:
> ping local.connectme.us
Pinging local.connectme.us [127.0.0.1] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
(Ping stops after four transfers. To stop earlier, press Ctrl-C.)
If ping fails, it indicates there is a network issue. Even if the web app is on the same local network and the DNS is properly set, this can happen if the user's system is not connected to the internet, or it's on a closed network.
For clients on closed networks, users can take the following steps to allow hosts to resolve local.connectme.us:
As Administrator, open the following file with a plain-text editor:
Add the following entry to the file, and save it:
Added the following for Aspera Connect access (today's date):
Another possible source of network issues is an HTTP proxy that's too restrictive. In particular, if the browser reports ERR_TUNNEL_CONNECTION_FAILED, then an HTTP proxy is probably being used to get the local connection.
If a proxy.pac file is used, add the following lines to it to remove proxy restrictions for local.connectme.us:
if ("127.0.0.1" === dnsResolve(host))
If the problem persists, take any or all of the following actions, as necessary:
• Turn off virus protection (just temporarily), and try the test again. If it works, adjust your firewall settings to prevent interference.
• Make sure your firewall is not too restrictive.
• Update your SSL certificate (see below).
1.1 Updating SSL certificate
Does the client have the proper CA certificate?
To determine whether a certificate is valid, enter the following URL in a browser address bar:
If a valid certificate is found, the browser should show a closed-lock icon, as in the following example. (It should also display the version number of the installed Connect.)
If the lock icon is broken, it means the system is not providing the proper root certificate authority (CA). The certificate must indicate the following certificate authority:
COMODO RSA Domain Validation Secure Server CA
The certificate must also be current (unexpired). To check if this is the case, follow these steps:
1. Launch the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) by running mmc.exe from the Command Prompt. This opens the MMC Console window.
2. From the File menu, select Add/Remove Snap-in.
3. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, select Certificates and click Add.
4. In the Certificates Snap-in dialog box, select My user account and click Finish. (Alternatively, to do an entire machine, you can select Computer account. Note that this option requires administrator authority.)
5. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, click OK.
6. Now, in the Console window, you'll see an entry for Certificates. Expand it: Certificates - Current User > Trusted Root Certification Authorities > Certificates.
7. Under the "Issued To" list of root authority certificates that appears, locate "COMODO RSA Domain Validation Secure Server CA" and check the date under "Expiration Date".
If the certificate is present and has not expired, it should be valid.
If the certificate is missing or expired, you can obtain a current, valid certificate from the following location:
Or, by direct download from here:
You can add the new certificate by running the following command:
> certutil -addstore -f "ROOT" comodo_certificate.crt
You can also remove an old certificate by running the following:
> certutil -delstore "ROOT" serial_number_hex
2. For macOS users:
For any additional questions, please reach out to the Ci Customer Success Team by submitting a request here in the Help Center.