Friday, August 1, 2008

Local Globus Install Completed

I completed the local installation of Globus with a Simple CA (using section A.3 from the Globus 4 Programming book as a guide) on my laptop yesterday afternoon. This will allow me to deploy the Columbia medLee project locally for client coding and testing purposes. It took a couple of tries to get the Simple CA installation to function correctly with Globus.

Some of the lessons I learned when installing Globus:

  1. Certificates -- always select root install for certificates (option r) rather than the local install (option l)
  2. Manually copy the *.pem files from globus/etc directory to /etc/grid-certificates directory
  3. Edit the system bash resource file to source both the VDT setup and Globus user env scripts so that the necessary environment variables are available after logging into the system

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