Globus Connect is a reliable, high-performance file transfer platform allowing users to transfer large amounts of data seamlessly between systems. It aims to make transfers a "click-and-forget" process by setting up configuration details in the background and automating fault recovery.
Globus can be used for both file transfers between OSC and:
Users transferring between OSC and another computing institution with Globus installed do not need to install Globus Connect Personal or add OSC certificate authority files, and can skip to Step 3.
More on how Globus works can be found on the Globus "How It Works" page.
sftp.osc.edu. Our general recommendation is that for small files - measured in MB to several hundred MB - to use OnDemand or SFTP. You can continue to use SFTP and get reasonable performance up to file sizes of several GB. For transfers of several GB or larger, you should consider using Globus Online.
To use Globus to transfer from a personal computer, you will need to:
Those transferring between OSC and another computing institution can skip to Step 3.
globusconnect, found within the unzipped directory
By default Globus will only add certain default folders to the list of files and directories accessible by Globus. To change/add/remove files and directories from this list:
This process will add Certificate Authority files to your computer to ensure you are a trusted endpoint. If you installed Globus on a Windows computer, and also installed it to the default directory, we have provided this as a automated process. Linux and Mac installations, as well as Windows installations to non-default locations, will need to follow the manual instructions below.
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You will need to follow the manual instructions below.
/Applications/Globus Connect Personal.app/Contents/MacOS/
These steps will create a short lived certificate on OSC's systems to ensure you are a valid OSC user. This certificate will be good for 0.5 days (11 hours), after which you will need to repeat this process to transfer to/from OSC again. Repeating this process will overwrite your old certificate, meaning you will need to change the Credentials for osc#Glenn on the Globus website immediately after.
Adding InCommon authentication to your Globus account allows you to login to Globus Online using your university credentials. Using this process you can store your Globus username password for safe keeping, and instead use your university username and password to login. If your already logged in to your university authentication system, logging in to Globus can be as simple as two clicks away.
To use this feature, your university needs to be a InCommon participant. Some Ohio universities active in InCommon include: Ohio State University, Case Western University, Columbus State Community College, Miami University, Ohio Northern University, Ohio University, University of Findlay, University of Dayton, and many more.
For a complete list, visit https://incommon.org/participants/ .
When you go to login next, click "alternative login" and then "InCommon / CILogon". Select your university on the next page, and login using your university credentials. Globus will remember this preference, and automatically prompt you to login using your university authentication next time.