Recipes are guides for users who are already familiar with Globus and want to achieve some specific goal. They are focused and task-oriented, and assume that the reader is already familiar with the platform.
Manuals are reference material which provide technical details, but without any narrative structure.
Although these docs should be instructive, their main purpose is to document the correct way to complete a task or the details needed to interact with a service or application. More learning-oriented instructional documentation can be found under Tutorials.
The Modern Research Data Portal is an example application which users can extend to build data portal applications which provide a custom interface to their data.
The Globus Connect Server v5 Monitoring manual provides information about essential components of Globus Connect Server (v5) and how to monitor those components.
The Apache Reverse Proxy recipe explains how to setup Apache as a reverse proxy in order to host other applications on the same server as a Globus Connect Server v5 Endpoint.
Automation in the Globus ecosystem can often be assisted by the use of a service account — a set of credentials which are not associated with any specific human user, but instead represent an application or automated process.
If you are an external administrator or application developer working directly with the Globus team, you may have use for the Globus Preview environment.
The Preview Environment manual explains how to make use of the Preview environment.