Create a Globus Account

Do you have a sponsored account?

If you have a sponsored account that does not include Stanford email, please go to StanfordYou and put an email address in the SU Contact Info section. Wait ten minutes for this change to take effect, and then continue!

Your Globus account is created automatically when you first log in to Globus.

To begin, go to You will be presented with the login page:

Globus login screen

The Globus login screen

Select Stanford University from the list, and click the Continue button.

When you click on the Continue button, you will be taken to the normal Stanford University login page. If you have not logged in today, or on this browser, you may be prompted to log in and/or two-step.

After logging in, you will be asked if this will be used as a primary identity, or if you want to link this login to a different identity.

First-time login screen

First-Time login confirmation

If you are part of Stanford, then you will likely be using your Stanford identity as your primary identity, and so you should click on the Continue button. If you are primarily affiliated with another institution, then your first-time login should be with that instituion’s credentials, and instead you will want to add your Stanford identity as a linked identity.

After clicking the Continue button, you will be asked for some more information (such as if you plan on using the service for commercial purposes.

Globus login screen

First-Time user information collection

Complete the form and click on the Continue button.

The final first-time user page will now appear. The first time you access any site using Globus authentication, Globus’ authentication site will want to confirm that it is OK to share your information with the site.

Globus Web App consent screen

Asking permission

This is a little confusing, because a Globus-run authentication service is asking your approval to provide information to another Globus service, but this is also a good example of how web services should ask for consent before providing information to any other service.

Click the Allow button, and you will be taken to the Globus transfer page.

Globus transfer screen

The Globus 'Transfer Files' screen

Congratulations! You have successfully logged in to Globus, and your Stanford account has been associated with an identity.