Please view this recording to learn how to move and share data with Globus 

Globus is a very fast, convenient, and secure method to move, share and discover data via a single web interface. It lets you access multiple sources of data (HPC cluster, Cloud storage, Local Workstation or Laptop) by allowing you to use your organization's authentication and identity to connect to various endpoints that provide access to some sort of storage, all in a web browser. 

Globus at CCR uses UB's central authentication (including support for Duo 2-Factor) to connect to the CCR endpoint. Connecting to this endpoint provides access to your files on CCR's storage platforms via Globus Mapped Collections. 

CCR provides 3 Mapped Collections on our Managed Endpoint:

CCR Projects Space

CCR Home Directories

CCR Global Scratch

You can connect to additional endpoints at other institutions that participate in Globus or create your own Guest Collections or Personal Connect Endpoints (Local PC) to securely transfer or share data between the Collections.

NOTE: Connecting to other institutional endpoints may require you to authenticate against that institution's identity management system to access their endpoint.


To connect to CCR's Globus Collections you start by log into the Globus File Transfer Service:

Search for and choose “The State University of New York at Buffalo” from the dropdown menu and click continue. 

You will then be redirected to UBIT's Authentication portal.

You will need to log in using your UB Credentials, Including your DUO 2FA.

Once logged in, you’ll be directed to the “File Manager” landing page. This is where you can search for collections. 


From here, you will search for the "CCR Projects Space" in the Collection field and you will see the CCR Projects Space Collection listed below.


Click on the CCR Projects Space collection link and you will be able to access all your files stored at CCR in any cluster. 

Note: When you connect to the endpoint, the default path will put you into the CCR /projects storage directory.  You can navigate to your specific project space by clicking on the folders and then selecting the appropriate path.  You may also type the relative path of the directory you'd like to move into (i.e. /academic/group)

You may wish to bookmark the CCR endpoint so that is easily available to you whenever you login to Globus.  Click on the Bookmark icon and enter a name of your choosing:

If you receive the error:  EndpointPermissionDenied, you don't have access to that directory. If you believe this is not the case, please contact CCR Help.


To learn how to create a share and share it with users, view this document.

If you want to learn more about Globus, and for your further "How to" questions, please visit this page.