Information about services provided by the SDCC.

VOMS Group Managers

There is now a new GroupManager role available for the VO. This role is used like the VO-Admin role was previously in VOMRS, so as to internally to tag the group managers.

For each group to which we want to delegate management, we need to add an ACL for both the group and the VO root. The ACLs can be granted via the this link:

VOMS Admin Management

New requests for VO membership should be verified for existing CERN accounts, and prevented from creating duplicate memberships, before approval.

This procedure is intended only for VO administrators. It may be useful to open multiple browser windows for each of the necessary sites (VOMS Admin, CERN Accounts, etc.).

SFTP gateways - Transfer files using SFTP gateways.

Information on the SFTP gateways - 

Users should use to access the sftp gateways and transfer files. 

There are many graphical clients available like WinSCP that users can download and install. 

SSH keys should be used to access the sftp gateways. 

GPFS and NFS home directory filesystems are available through the SFTP gateways.  

The gateways do not allow interactive access or allow scp transfers for security reasons. 

Example - 

Obtaining Cluster Access

In order to use/access the SDCC resources, you will need a valid allocation.

To have a valid allocation you need to fulfill one of the following:

  • Access to an allocation of computational or storage resources as a member of a project account
  • Commercial allocation by contacting CSI
  • Apply for a free allocation at PASS
    • Users wishing to access SDCC resources must first submit a proposal through the BNL PASS (Proposals, Allocation, Safety, Schedulin


Information regarding the CVMFS service at BNL.