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AARNet has launched FileSender V3.0
02 July, 2024

Welcome to the new FileSender

AARNet has launched FileSender V3.0, featuring an improved user interface designed to make it easier than ever to share files quickly and securely.

AARNet is continuing to enhance its file-sharing service, FileSender, with the launch of version 3.0, featuring a revamped user interface (UI) and significant improvements to usability and workflow. This follows AARNet FileSender's transition to a standalone service earlier this year and recent upgrades to transfer speeds.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary in May, FileSender is a web-based application designed to securely and efficiently send large files over the internet. What sets it apart from other academic and research file-sharing services is its ease of use and its ability to handle extremely large files, often up to thousands of gigabytes, with robust encryption ensuring secure transfers.

What has changed?

The latest UI improvements offer a more intuitive file-sending experience with a guided, step-by-step process, giving users greater control by making it easier to see the options and files they have selected.

Key information, such as current and past transfers, vouchers, and user settings, is now presented more clearly, making it easier for users to find what they need.

What do you need to do?

Upon logging in after the update, all users will need to accept the updated Terms and Conditions. Following this, they can continue to use FileSender as normal, with all current transfers and vouchers remaining unaffected and accessible to recipients.

For those using the FileSender API, please note that all previously generated API keys were cleared in this update. These users will need to regenerate their keys and update any applications where they are used as required.

Who can use FileSender?

AARNet offers FileSender in Australia at no cost to all institutions affiliated with the Australian Access Federation (AAF). Users from these institutions can seamlessly log in to FileSender using their existing institutional credentials without the need to create a new account.