Question: How to Share A Local Instance
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3.5 years ago by
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mccoykg80 wrote:

Our lab has a local instance of galaxy up and running fine, but we'd like to offer access to people outside of the lab or on other computers, ideally through a web browser and similar to the public servers. Is there any way to just link someone to your local instance - like how you can link someone to one of the public galaxy servers? If not, has anyone had experience with the best way to share a local instance? We'd like people to be able to use all the tools & workflows on our instance without having to download them / their dependencies themselves. If there's a way to limit access to people with particular Galaxy usernames - or any other way - that would be great as well. Comments from anyone who's already worked through how to share a local instance would be most appreciated.

I've already tried searching Biostars and the Galaxy Wiki, and looked at the "Share or Publish" screencast, but I couldn't find anything related to sharing your entire local instance (or if it's even an option). Sorry if I just missed a page that offers a tutorial on how to do something like this.

Thanks much,


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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.5 years ago by Martin Čech ♦♦ 4.9k • written 3.5 years ago by mccoykg80
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3.5 years ago by
Martin Čech ♦♦ 4.9k
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Martin Čech ♦♦ 4.9k wrote:

This is not much of a 'Galaxy' question rather than running a generic webserver question. Generally you need to buy a domain and point it to your public webserver's IP (machine where Galaxy runs and listens to requests). You can read basics of running a webserver here:

Regarding the user administration: You can set up your Galaxy in a way it will force people to register before usage (config option) or you can let admin create the user accounts manually (if you don't want to share Galaxy with everybody).

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.5 years ago by Martin Čech ♦♦ 4.9k

Thank you !

ADD REPLYlink written 3.4 years ago by mccoykg80
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