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About User Registration, Accounting

Question

  1. I am a new user at CERN. How can I get an account on a CERN ``central'' machine (CERNVM, VXCERN, AXCRNC, CORE, AFS ...)?
  2. I already have an account on CERNVM (or VXCERN, or any of the ``central'' machines), but now I would like to have a new account on CORE. What should I do?
  3. I just want to have my disk quota increased on CERNVM (or VXCERN). What should I do?

Answer

In all three cases the person you have to contact is your group administrator or the space administrator for question 3). Note that this ``computer administrator'' is not necessarily (and even very improbably) your group or section leader. It is just someone responsible to give and share computer resources amongst a certain number of users (generally working on a given project or experiment) who are grouped into a computer group, referred to by a 2-letter code (or group code, abbreviated to ``gg'' in the following). Users can have several accounts on different machines with different group codes. See the next question to find your computer administrator.

The action this computer administrator will have to take is a little different for the 3 questions raised. For 1) he/she must first fill a registration form (that you can get from the UCO), sign it, and return it to the UCO. This is an administrative formality and the group administrator still has to perform the user registration on the computer and create the account. For question 2) only this second step (account creation) is necessary. The group administrator can create the account (on any computer) from CERNVM by executing the EXEC ``USERREG'' (on the P disk), and must give you, at that time, a temporary password that you will have to change the first time you log in.

Question

do I find out the names of the various computer administrators of my group?

Answer

Please note that in the following explanations ``gg'' stands for the code of your computer group (NOT your CERN-group).

You can find them:

In both Mosaic and XWHO you may still use an individual approach by searching for your or somebody else's entry in the phone book and access the list of the administrators from there. To avoid loops, this will not work if you are an administrator yourself. If you do not yet have any account on any central computer you can use this approach (e.g. for someone working in the same experiment or project) to guess which your group code can be.



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Janne Saarela
Tue May 23 09:56:57 METDST 1995