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Workspace Aspera Ideas
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 2, 2021

Do not include the connection password in the log output of 'asperatransferd' in Aspera Transfer SDK

The log output of 'asperatransferd' in Aspera Transfer SDK 1.1.0 seems to contain the connection password. This seems to be undesirable for security reasons.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Dec 14, 2021

    Thank you for your support.

  • Guest
    Dec 13, 2021

    This has been fixed and released as of end of November 2021.

  • Guest
    Nov 8, 2021

    This fix will be released soon; currently in testing.

  • Guest
    Sep 28, 2021

    Thank you for your confirmation. The following is an example that password recorded in log.

    $ cat /etc/redhat-release
    CentOS Linux release 7.7.1908 (Core)
    $ bin/asperatransferd version
    IBM Transfer SDK version 1.1.3ef6582c724cf47d97e8bca65a9647717dbd3215
    $ bin/asperatransferd 1>log 2>&1 &
    [1] 18703
    $ python connectors/python/
    transfer started with id 2c23030a-fa76-4742-b40a-6941b4f6a6cb
    finished 3
    $ grep password log
    {"appname":"faspmanagerd","hostname":"","level":"info","msg":"Endpoint (StartTransfer) accepts request: (transferType:FILE_REGULAR config:{} transferSpec:\"{\\\"session_initiation\\\": {\\\"ssh\\\": {\\\"ssh_port\\\": 33001, \\\"remote_user\\\": \\\"aspera\\\", \\\"remote_password\\\": \\\"demoaspera\\\"}}, \\\"direction\\\": \\\"send\\\", \\\"remote_host\\\": \\\"\\\", \\\"title\\\": \\\"strategic\\\", \\\"assets\\\": {\\\"destination_root\\\": \\\"/Upload\\\", \\\"paths\\\": [{\\\"source\\\": \\\"(snip)\\\"}]}}\")","time":"2021-09-28T18:29:05+09:00"}