Globus Connect Server v5.4 Is Now Available

July 26, 2020   |  Vas Vasiliadis

The highly anticipated v5.4 of Globus Connect Server is now available. This release continues our march towards a unified Globus Connect Server v5 platform that incorporates all relevant features from prior versions.

Notable new features in the latest release include:

  • Support for endpoint with multiple DTNs, providing greater transfer throughput and ensuring service availability in the event that a DTN fails
  • Access to standard and High Assurance collections on the same endpoint, controlled by user-defined policies
  • Feature-rich command line interface for endpoint management, making it easier to maintain DTN cluster and collection configurations
  • New, OAuth based access management architecture, replacing user certificates (yay!) and incorporating endpoint level user consents
  • Support for multiple identity domains, enabling more flexible data access policies
  • Configurable identity mapping system, with multiple models for mapping user identities to local system accounts
  • Automated migration from Globus Connect Server v5.3

Globus Connect Server v5.4 builds on many of the new enhancements we already incorporated in prior versions, including:

  • Connectors for a growing list of storage systems, including Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, Spectra Logic, Box, Amazon S3, and many other S3-compatible systems
  • Enhanced, role based endpoint management
  • Guest (shared) collection root selection via browse
  • Management of protected data including HIPAA regulated data

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