The globus-connect-server endpoint setup command provides a command-line interface for creating a new Globus Connect Server v5.4 endpoint.
At the bare minimum, you must supply the -o and --organization options with their values and a display name, but you may use some of the other parameters. Many of these are used by the Globus web app to help your users find your endpoint in order to use your storage. The more information you supply the more meaningful the search results will be, and the more useful your endpoint will be for your users.
When you invoke this command with its required arguments, it will create an endpoint for the client with the information you’ve provided. This process takes several minutes to complete, as it registers a domain name for your endpoint and also obtains a host certificate that can be used for interaction with the endpoint, its managed data, and its configuration API.
Upon completion, it will create a file called deployment-key.json (by default). This file is important. It must be kept in order to be able to deploy the Globus services for this endpoint on a Data Transfer Node. It must also be kept confidential as it can be used to unlock the data key used to encrypt your endpoint’s configuration.
After running this command, the most common next step is to use the globus-connect-server node setup command to configure the Globus services on a data transfer nodes to make the endpoint usable.
endpoint key convertto update any existing deployment keys to include the client ID and secret.
- -h, --help
Show a help message and exit.
Show the version and exit.
- -c, --client-id CLIENT_ID (required prior to 5.4.61, removed in 5.4.67)
Auth Client ID for this Globus Connect Server Endpoint. See the note above for when to use this option.
- -o, --owner USERNAME (required)
Identity username of the owner of this endpoint (e.g. email@example.com). This must be a valid identity username in Globus Auth. Unless
--dont-set-advertised-owneris used, the owner identity must belong to the caller. The user who owns identity will be granted the
ownerrole on this endpoint, which will allow them to create and view storage gateway configuration for this endpoint.
- --project-id PROJECT_ID (new in 5.4.61)
The Globus Auth project ID where this endpoint will be registered. If the admin does not have a project, one will be created. If the admin only has a single Globus Auth project, it will be used by default. Otherwise, the admin must specify the Globus Auth project ID using this option. Projects can be administered through the Globus Developers web interface at app.globus.org/settings/developers.
- --project-admin USERNAME (new in 5.4.62)
Globus username of the admin of the Auth project where the new endpoint client will be registered. Only required if the project admin identity is different from the endpoint owner. This identity must belong to the caller. If not given, the value of
--owneris used. Unless
--dont-set-advertised-owneris used, the value of
--ownermust be an identity linked to the project admin identity.
- --organization ORGANIZATION
Organization that owns this endpoint
- -d, --deployment-key PATH
Path for deployment key configuration. If this file exists, it will be loaded and used as the source for the deployment key (for example, if you had previously run this command but interrupted it). If it doesn’t exist, then a new deployment key is created and stored in this file. By default the value
- --keywords KEYWORD,…
Comma-separated list of keywords to help searches for this endpoint.
- --department DEPARTMENT
Department within the organization that runs the Data Transfer Nodes.
- --contact-email ADDRESS (required)
Email address of the support contact for this endpoint. This is visible to end users so that they may contact your organization for support.
- --contact-info INFO
Other non-email contact information for the endpoint, e.g. phone and mailing address. This is visible to end users for support.
- --info-link URL
Link to a web page with more information about the endpoint. The administrator is responsible for running a website at this URL and verifying that it"s accepting public connections.
- --description DESCRIPTION
Description of this endpoint.
- --public / --private
Set the Endpoint to be public or private.
This invocation creates an endpoint using the client_id stored in the
$CLIENT_ID environment variable, setting
firstname.lastname@example.org as the endpoint
owner, with the endpoint’s organization set to
Example Organization and its
display name set to
Example Endpoint. If you are planning on setting up your
own endpoint, use your own Globus username as the owner and a meaningful
organization and display name.
globus-connect-server endpoint setup "Example Endpoint"\ -o email@example.com \ --contact-email firstname.lastname@example.org \ --organization "Example Organization"