Creating a Personal Endpoint

Personal endpoints are those you create on devices (your personal or work computer) or location (a remote login server) you have access to.

A personal endpoint can be used to transfer data:

It is generally not necessary to run the Globus personal client on the CADES DTNs, as activating the "OR CADES" endpoint provides access to the most commonly used filesystems.

📝 Note: On personal devices, our ORNL cloud VMs, you will need request a firewall exception for the Globus Personal Client. This is already in place for ORNL workstations. When using the personal client on VMs, or external institutions, see the firewall details on the Globus site and configure your VM's security groups accordingly.

Setting up a Personal Endpoint (Graphical / Local)

Setting up a Personal Endpoint (Text / Remote)

When running a Globus Connect Personal endpoint on a remote system it may be possible to X-forward the GCP client.

However, it is generally better to install and use the client in text mode to allow it to continue functioning when you disconnect your SSH session.

When running the GCP client in txt mode you provide the setup key generated within (see above.)

An example text session, configuring and starting the personal endpoint:

# Recommended to perform following actions in a screen or tmux session
# so the GCP client will continue listening after your SSH session ends

screen -S gcp
tar xvf globusconnectpersonal-latest.tgz
cd globusconnectpersonal-2.*/
./globusconnect --help
./globusconnect -setup <your-generated-setup-key>
./globusconnect -start
# Disconnect from screen: ctrl-a, then ctrl-d
# Reconnect to screen: screen -r gcp