On February 13, starting at 10 AM CST, Globus will be upgrading its data transfer services and Globus transfers will not be available while this release is deployed to their production environment. This downtime will affect all Globus data transfers initiated from the RDA website. Globus services are expected to be back online at approximately 3 PM CST.
Included in the release are upgrades to the Globus authentication and authorization mechanisms which will allow RDA users to access the service using their RDA login e-mail and password. A separate Globus username and password are no longer required. To log in using your RDA credentials, select the 'NCAR RDA' organization on the Globus login page, and then follow the instructions to enter in your RDA user e-mail and password. RDA users who currently have a Globus username and password may continue to log in with their Globus credentials by selecting 'GlobusID' from the list of organizations.
For more information on the upcoming release and improvements, see the Globus blog post at https://www.globus.org/blog/enhanced-login-mechanism-streamlines-access-globus.