Globus authentication and credential lifetime

The default credential lifetime when a Globus user authenticates to access an endpoint in this environment is 24 hours. There are two ways to minimize how often you need to authenticate manually:

  1. Extend the credential lifetime up to 720 hours (30 days) as described below.
  2. Automate the endpoint activation process by configuring Globus for unattended workflows.

Extending credential lifetime: web interface

When you are prompted to authenticate, click the "advanced" link.

Enter the number of hours in the "Credential Lifetime" field, then authenticate.

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Extending credential lifetime: command line interface

Use the --myproxy-lifetime option as shown below when you run the globus endpoint activate command, substituting your own endpoint ID for ENDPOINT.

globus endpoint activate --no-autoactivate --myproxy --myproxy-lifetime 720 ENDPOINT



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