Access to CC-IN2P3

Account request procedure

Please heed the following steps:

  1. read the Charters for the use of resources
  2. fill in the application form on CC Sign Up and print the final PDF document
  3. sign and have your responsibles (account czar and lab director) sign the document
  4. submit (or ask your account czar to send) a request to user support attaching the scan of the signed document.

Your czar will inform you about the opening of your account. In the case you lose your password, your czar should be your first contact.

Attention

Do not propose logins such as abbreviation, nickname, fun, initials: they will be rejected, without second choice request.

Important

Any subsequent modification to an initial submitted form (error, explanatory comment) or any question about the request treatment has to be included in the original ticket submitted to the Support Unit.

Should an already registered user change her/his laboratory affiliation, and only in such an instance, a new request form should be filled out (selecting Change of laboratory). The document will be signed by the new user’s responsibles.

Expiration date extension

The first computing account’s expiration date is set when the creation request is submitted. The account czar may request an extension submitting a ticket to support utilisateurs. The expiration date extension cannot be more than 3 years even for a permanent member.

Definition of laboratory and group

Upon creation, a user account is associated with a laboratory and at least one group.

The laboratory is the hierarchical organization administratively responsible for the user. It is represented by the laboratory director and/or by the account czar. They sign the user account request form.

The group corresponds to an experiment or collaboration the user is working on; it is associated with the user account as a Unix group. The group manager is the request czar, who validates the access to the group resources. A user can therefore be associated with several groups, but with only one laboratory.

To know the default project associated with your user account (from an interactive server):

% qconf -suser <your account>

To know the principal group associated to your user account:

% id -gn

Without the option –gn the command will list all the groups your account is associated with. To change your principal group, please refer to the FAQ.

Group creation request

The creation of a new group is subject to validation by CC-IN2P3 management. To request the creation of a new group, please submit your request to our user support, specifying the following information:

  • Administrative definition of the group
    • group name (8 characters max.)
    • administrative manager (last and first names, email)
    • information on request czar of the group:
      • last name, first name, email
      • login of the calculation account (if any)
      • laboratory / institute
      • email of the CNRS Standard certificate (if any)
    • other relevant czars:
      • provide the same information as the czar of the group
  • Group activity (please define it in a few words)
    • for instance: high energy physics, nuclear physics, astronomy, biology, Earth science, human science, ...
  • Estimates of the resources required for the incoming year:
    • CPU (HS06.h)
    • GPU (hours)
    • storage
    • specify any other relevant need
    • for more information please refer to the page Resources requests