Linking Additional Identities

As mentioned in the introduction, Globus supports having multiple identites per person, with one identity acting as the person’s primary identity.

Got an XSEDE Allocation?

If you have access to any XSEDE resources, you should link your XSEDE account. All XSEDE clusters use XSEDE accounts for authentication.

Google, ORCID, United ID

If you have an account with one of these services—even if you registered with your personal email address—you can link them. This is the best way to use your personal email address with Globus.

Do not link your entity's Globus ID

If your group owns, or has access to, a Globus ID for the group, you must not link it to your primary identity. Those Globus IDs are for entities, and may not be linked to individual people.

To link an identity, go to If you are not already logged in, then you will be presented with the login page:

Globus login screen

The Globus login screen

Log in as normal, and you will arrive at the transfer page:

Globus transfer screen

The Globus 'Transfer Files' screen

Click on the Account option (near the bottom-left corner of the page). This will take you to the Account Management page:

Globus Account Management

Account Management

All linked identites, and Globus Plus status, are displayed here.

The Account Management page displays your current primary identity (likely your Stanford identity) and any linked identites.

To link a new identity, click on Link Another Identity, on the right of the page.

Page asking you to select an institution to log in

Selecting an Institution

Just like when logging in for the first time, when linking an identity, you must choose an institution in which to log.

You will now be sent through the normal login process for the linked identity. Once that is complete, you will be taken back to the account management page, with the newly-linked identity listed in the linked identities section.

Identities cannot be double-linked

If you want to 'move' a linked identity, you will need to un-link the identity from the 'losing' primary, before you link it to the 'gaining' primary.