May 26, 2016 | Vas Vasiliadis

The certificate authority used to issue service certificates for Globus Connect Server installations will expire on August 9, 2016. We have released an updated version of Globus Connect Server that contains the new certificate authority. Please update your installation prior to August 9th for uninterrupted use of your Globus endpoint(s). Click here for instructions on updating your endpoint.

February 17, 2016 | Vas Vasiliadis

On February 16, 2016 a new critical vulnerability CVE-2015-7547 - "glibc getaddrinfo() stack-based buffer overflow" was announced. We have reviewed the severity and impact to Globus services, partner services and users, and posted details of our findings in a new security bulletin. We recommend corrective action for users who are operating Globus endpoints on Linux systems - please read the security bulletin for further details.

February 11, 2016 | Vas Vasiliadis

We’re excited to announce changes to the way users access Globus that removes a lot of the “friction” currently associated with signing up and using the service. On February 13th, 2016, we will be upgrading the Globus authentication and authorization mechanisms so that users can access the service with their institutional username and password. This provides a familiar login experience and no longer requires users to create a separate Globus username and password just to use the service.

February 10, 2016 | Vas Vasiliadis

Recently, a new vulnerability was discovered in the Sparkle Updater framework on Mac OS, that is used by Globus Connect Personal to check for, and install, updates. All Mac users who have Globus Connect Personal installed should immediately update to the latest version so they are no longer vulnerable.

December 10, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

Note: This downtime was previously scheduled for January 30, 2016 and is now scheduled for February 13, 2016. We're delaying our release plans at the request of customers who would like additional time to test their systems' integration with new Globus functionality.

December 8, 2015 | Rachana Ananthakrishnan

The number of endpoints available in Globus has increased significantly, motivating a better solution for users to find the endpoints they need and use on a regular basis. With our latest release, we have improved the ability to discover endpoints by allowing users to search for an endpoint using attributes such as name and organization, and to bookmark frequently-used endpoints.

December 2, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

In April 2016 we'll be releasing enhancements to the underlying security mechanism in Globus Toolkit components used by the Globus service. This is just an informational message since most Globus users will not be affected by these changes. In particular, users operating a Globus Connect Server endpoint that uses the Globus-provided security credential are not affected and no action is required.

October 28, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

We’re excited to announce that data publication is now available to all Globus subscribers! We first described our vision for making research data easily discoverable and accessible to all at GlobusWorld 2014. Since then, we’re worked with a handful of early adopter institutions to refine and test the system, building a simple framework along the way to guide our development efforts.

September 3, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

Globus Provider plan subscribers now have direct access to usage reports for their managed endpoints via the Globus web interface (previously, subscribers had to request usage data from the Globus support team). If you're a subscription manager for your institution, you can navigate to the globususage#reports endpoint and download the usage reports*. You will see a directory named for your institution's domain, e.g.uchicago.edu.

September 2, 2015 | Rachana Ananthakrishnan

The Globus command line interface, or CLI, provides access to the Globus service via a restricted command shell. We continue to streamline the Globus CLI, and will be making changes in an upcoming release to better align the CLI as a tool for interactive and simple scripting use.

The following changes will be made to the CLI in the upcoming release: