Supported by the National Science Foundation Collaborator: University of Michigan Collaborator: Michigan State University Collaborator: Wayne State University Collaborator: Indiana University

OSiRIS CephFS is accessible using our Globus endpoints. The underlying filesystem is the same CephFS you see via ssh/scp access or client mount.

The Globus endpoints are:


All have an identical view of the OSiRIS data.

If you are planning to access OSiRIS via Globus then you will need to go to and login with any identity provider. It does not have to be the same provider used for OSiRIS (but most likely is).

Send to the “Certificate Subject” given to you by CIlogon and request globus access in the email. The subject will resemble this string:

/DC=org/DC=cilogon/O=YourOrg/CN=Your Name A12345

Once we have configured your account for Globus access login and transfer data at

Globus start

Search for ‘osiris’ and you should see our endpoints:

Globus endpoint search

Ignore any endpoints with ‘#’ in the name. They are left for the convenience of some existing users but should not be used going forward.

Globus Permissions and Shares

When you access Globus your access is determined by Posix (unix-style) permissions. Please look at information about OSiRIS default groups for more details and how to create additional groups for other OSiRIS-enrolled collaborators.

Globus also offers Globus Share functionality where you create a share belonging to your identity and choose to share it with other Globus identities or groups. This is entirely self-managed outside the scope of OSiRIS. Your Globus share has the same effective permissions in OSiRIS as your identity. This is a good option for sharing data with Globus-only users since they do not have to enroll in OSiRIS. For other users enrolled in OSiRIS a Globus share is not necessary - they will be able to access the data according to their OSiRIS identity and group memberships.

Please be aware that Globus Shares are specific to the endpoint you create them on. You can create a share on all of our endpoints separately. In this case it is recommended to create a Globus group to manage sharing permissions; you can then use the same group for each share.

Globus users have to have an available identity through an organization on CIlogon. If you need to share with someone who is not part of a typical academic institution please point them at Non-Institutional Identity Providers on the Enrollment page. They can establish an identity for CIlogon use and/or OSiRIS enrollment.

The website is the best place to learn about Globus shares.

You may want to create Globus groups to more easily manage your sharing permissions.