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The Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) is an open-source data management software used by research organizations and government agencies worldwide.

  • iRODS enables data discovery using a metadata catalog that describes every file, every directory, and every storage resource in the data grid.
  • iRODS automates data workflows, with a rule engine that permits any action to be initiated by any trigger on any server or client in the grid.
  • iRODS enables secure collaboration, so users only need to log in to their home grid to access data hosted on a remote grid.
  • iRODS implement data virtualization, allowing access to distributed storage assets under a unified namespace, and freeing organizations from getting locked into single-vendor storage solutions.


Download the iRODS (iPlant Collaborative) Connection Profile for preconfigured settings. Refer to Profiles for documentation about connection profiles. Choose iRODS (iPlant Collaborative) from the list of protocols when editing a bookmark or use the iplant:// scheme when using the CLI.


Authentication with native scheme

This is the default with no additional configuration required.

Authentication with PAM scheme

To authenticate with PAM, prefix the username with PAM:or set it in the connection profile using as


Resource Server

You can specify a non-default resource server in the Region key of the connection profile using a colon-separated syntax such as


Refer to #8721.


Use parallel connections

If multiple connections are configured by default in Preferences or set in the bookmark options with Transfer Files: Open multiple connections, get and put transfers to the data store use parallel concurrent connections.

The number of parallel connections is controlled using the lower right stepper control in the Transfers window.


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