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
Sign in to your Globus account, click on the ‘File Manager’ 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
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
If it is already activated, select the endpoint by clicking on the
name. Then select the ‘share’ button on the right sidebar.
Click on ‘Add a Guest Collection’. 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’.
To share the endpoint with someone, click on ‘Add Permissions – Share With’. 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
/work/<groupid>/<userid>/share but you would like your
colleague to only have access
/work/<groupid>/<userid>/share/dataX, then the ‘Path’ should be
entered as simply
/dataX. Under ‘Username or Email’ type the Globus ID (or group name if you have selected ‘group’) of the user (or group) to whom you would like to grant
access. Finally, click the blue ‘Add Permission’ button.
You should see the user or group added to the list.