Browse Endpoint

Overview

The Browse Endpoint helper page can be used to redirect your users to the Globus web app where they will be able to select a target endpoint and optionally files and/or folders. The selected target will be returned to you by way of an HTML form POST (default) action.

Browse Endpoint is located at https://app.globus.org/file-manager?action=https://your.callback.url

Supported Query Parameters

  • method

  • action (required)

  • cancelurl

  • folderlimit

  • filelimit

  • label

  • ep

method

The method parameter will be used for the <form> element’s method attribute.

Valid values: POST, GET. Default: POST.

action

Used for the <form> element’s action attribute value.

cancelurl

Used as the destination to redirect the client to in the event the "Cancel" button is clicked.

folderlimit

Limits the number of folders that a user may select in the endpoint browser. If folderlimit is 0 then selecting folders is not allowed.

filelimit

Limits the number of files that a user may select in the endpoint browser. If filelimit is 0 then selecting files is not allowed.

label

Used to pre-fill the "Label This Transfer" field.

Response

When the user submits the form, the following data will be sent to the URL specified by the action parameter as stringified JSON in the request body:

  • endpoint_id

  • path

  • folder[0], folder[1], …​ folder[n] (if any; relative to path)

  • file[0], file[1], …​ file[n] (if any; relative to path)

  • label

Additionally, the parameters that the Browse Endpoint page was initialized with (e.g. action, cancelurl, method) will be echoed back in the data.