File Sharing

If you would like another colleague or researcher to have access to your data, you may create a shared endpoint on Crane, Swan, 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.

Because of size and performance limitations, HCC does not recommend creating shares in your home directory.

  1. 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 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. 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’.

  3. 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 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.  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.