Using the OneDrive/SharePoint Globus Endpoint

This document describes how to transfer data to/from OneDrive/SharePoint using Globus.

The Northwestern Quest OneDrive Pilot endpoint allows users to access files from both OneDrive and Sharepoint. 


All Northwestern faculty, staff, and students have access to OneDrive. No further authorization is needed to use Globus with OneDrive.

To access files from a Northwestern SharePoint document library, you need to:

  • Check that you have access. Generally, if you can see the content in OneDrive, you will be able to see it in Globus. 
    • Check for access to entire SharePoint document libraries in the Quick Access section of the left OneDrive sidebar.
    • Check for access to specific files/folders shared with you in the "Shared" section on the left OneDrive sidebar.

left sidebar of onedrive interface

    Once you have access and follow the SharePoint site, you will be able to access the files using Globus.

    Activating the OneDrive/Sharepoint Endpoint

    To activate the OneDrive/Sharepoint endpoint,

    1. First log into Globus using your Northwestern credentials.
    2. Then search for Northwestern Quest OneDrive Pilot and select the endpoint. Globus will then ask you to authenticate with your Northwestern Microsoft account via the Northwestern Online Passport.
    3. Once you authenticate, you will not need to provide your credentials again to activate this endpoint.

    Accessing files

    After authenticating, you should see the files contained in your OneDrive account. To see other files that are shared with you via OneDrive or SharePoint, click the up arrow above the files listed in your OneDrive account.

    Globus interface showing OneDrive endpoint with red box around  upward arrow to go up a directory

    Here you should see 3 folders: 

    • /My files/ contains OneDrive files that you own
    • /Shared/ contains files that have been shared with you 
    • /Shared libraries/ contains SharePoint libraries from SharePoint sites that you follow.

    Globus file manager showing onedrive connector root directory

    You can navigate to the files you would like to transfer from here. 

    Note: if you do not see a SharePoint library you expect to see under Shared libraries, try unfollowing and refollowing the SharePoint site.

    Keywords:research computing, SharePoint, Globus, OneDrive, data transfer   Doc ID:119381
    Owner:Research Computing .Group:Northwestern
    Created:2022-06-29 15:42 CDTUpdated:2022-06-29 16:04 CDT
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