File Sharing

If you would like another colleague or researcher to have access to your data, you may create a shared endpoint on Crane, Rhino, or Attic. You can personally manage access to this endpoint and give access to anybody with a Globus account (whether or not they have an HCC account).  Please use this feature responsibly by sharing only what is necessary and granting access only to trusted users.

Shared endpoints created in your home directory on HCC servers (with the exception of Attic) are read-only. You may create readable and writable shared endpoints in your work directory (or /shared).

  1. Sign in to your Globus account, click on the ‘Endpoints’ tab and search for the endpoint that you will use to host your shared endpoint.  For example, if you would like to share data in your Crane work directory, search for the hcc#crane endpoint.  Once you have found the endpoint, it will need to be activated if it has not been already (see endpoint activation instructions here).  If it is already activated, select the endpoint by clicking on the name.  Then select the ‘share’ button on the right sidebar.

  2. In the ‘Path’ box, enter the full path to the directory you would like to share.  Only files under this directory will be shared to the endpoint users you grant access.  Enter a descriptive endpoint name and provide a short description of the endpoint if you wish. Finally, click ‘Create Share’.

  3. Type the Globus ID (or group name) of the user (or group) to whom you would like to grant access to this endpoint.  Next enter the relative path of the directory that this user should be able to access.  For example, if the source path of your shared endpoint is /work/<groupid>/<userid>/share but you would like your colleague to only have access to /work/<groupid>/<userid>/share/dataX, then the ‘Path’ should be entered as simply /dataX.  Finally, click the blue ‘Add Permission’ button.  You should see the user or group added to the list.