How to become an SDCC user and work with facility resources.

Quick start for new users:

Additional access methods and facility services:

Certificate-Key Management in Windows

The Windows operating system includes a built-in Certificate Manager that stores user and server certificates and keys.  Certain applications, including the Chrome web browser, use this centralized Certificate Manager for storing and retrieving certificate information in lieu of maintaining their own, separate certificate repositories.  One must use the Windows Certificate Manager in order to add a certificate-key pair to, remove from, or export certificate-key pairs from Chrome and other, similar applications.

Storage

Home directories - 

Home directories are meant to store small files only. All home directories are restricted by user quotas and the quotas varies as per experiment. 

You can use "quota -s" to check your quota. 

All home directories have a daily backup and snapshot policy. Backups are kept for 30 days and snapshots for 7 days. 

Snapshots can be accessed by navigating to the .snapshots directory. 

Joining a VO

General information on joining a project's virtual organization (VO).

About VOs

Virtual organizations (VOs) are sets of grid identities, organized in groups, with roles assigned to individuals. Typically, these are groups of people that sit at different physical locations all over the world to achieve a common goal, such as finding QGP or the Higgs boson.

Grid Users

How to start using the grid, and information about virtual organizations and grid certificates (how to get one, renew one, and start using one).

Grid Certificate FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions: Grid Certificate Requests, Installation, and Use

While these instructions have been created largely for the benefit of ATLAS Virtual Organization (ATLAS VO) members mainly within the United States, members of other VOs may find them useful and should substitute their VO and certificate authority (CA) as appropriate.

Certificate and Key Management in macOS

How to import and export certificate-key pairs using the macOS Keychain.

Apple's macOS includes a built-in key and password manager, Keychain, which stores user passwords, user and server certificates, and keys.  Certain applications, including the Safari web browser, use this centralized Keychain for storing and retrieving certificate information in lieu of maintaining their own, separate certificate repositories.  One must use the macOS Keychain in order to add a certificate-key pair to, remove from, or export certificate-key pairs from Safari and other, similar

How to Import a CA Certificate Chain

In order to properly install some certificates, verify certificates from other grid users, and send encrypted messages and verify digital signatures, you may need to import and activate a certificate authority (CA) chain into your browser, email client, or operating system.

This also needs to be done for the CERN CA certificate before using certain CERN applications and web sites.