The Globus SDK requires Python 2.7+ or 3.3+. If a supported version of Python is not already installed on your system, see this Python installation guide .

The simplest way to install the Globus SDK is using the pip package manager (, which is included in most Python installations:

pip install globus-sdk

This will install the Globus SDK and it’s dependencies.

Bleeding edge versions of the Globus SDK can be installed by checking out the git repository and installing it manually:

git clone
cd globus-sdk-python
python install