Connecting to SDDS Globus (data on Lawrence) through Globus is only available to send/receive data to/from USD users at this time. If you are not from USD but working with someone who is, and wish to share data via Globus, please contact [email protected], and ask them to create a Globus collection with the data to be shared and then share that new collection with your Globus user. If you are from USD, and would like to share files with a non-USD user, please see the section Sharing with Other Users under the Adding Lawrence (Home and Lab Directories) section.
The base path of a collection is the location to which the collection connects.
For example, a base path:
would lead to Jane Smith's home directory, if Jane Smith's home directory was located at "/home/usd.local/jane.smith" on Lawrence.
Keep in mind that the base path shows the highest point in the file system of the destination computer that the Globus connection can reach. For example, a researcher using a collection with this base path:
will only be able to reach items in "folder2", not in the rest of Jane Smith's home directory.
Common options for collection base paths include:
Individual home directories (on Lawrence)
Lab directories (on Lawrence)
In regard to data on Lawrence, Guest collections allow a user to share data from locations on Lawrence that would normally be inaccessible to other users (e.g. a home directory, or a lab group directory if the guest is not a member of the lab group). Permissions on a guest collection can be set at read only (the guest can view, but not edit, the data), or read & write (the guest can view and edit data).
Sub-collections limit access to a particular directory and the sub-directories within it. For example: John Smith has a home directory that contains three sub-directories: 'Apples', 'Bananas', and 'Carrots'. Within the 'Carrots' sub-directory are files and a directory named 'Carrots-Location'.
John wants to share the 'Carrots' sub-directory, its files and the 'Carrots-Location' directory with a colleague, but not the 'Apples' or 'Bananas' directories. To do this, he can make a sub-collection for the 'Carrots' directory.
For instructions on making a guest collection or sub-collection, please see the page Globus Tutorials: Sharing with Other Users.