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logonidfor Multiple Groups or Experiments
Tony Cass IT/PDP
Since April 21st people have been allowed to use a
logonid for all IT services even if they are working for
more than one experiment or group. This means, for example, that it
is no longer necessary to have accounts
on SHIFTALEPH for ALEPH work
on RSPLUS for LHCb work.
Since April 21st it has been possible to register the JOAN account on RSPLUS in group Z5.
logonidand are working for a single CERN group or experiment then you are not affected.
logonidto keep your work for different groups or experiments separate then you are not affected. We will not force you to use a single
logonidthen you can now ask your group administrator to let you use the
logonidof your choice on all services---and this is likely to make it easier for you to access the Mail Servers. See below for more details.
The account listings provided by
xwho have changed
slightly to indicate the difference between PRIMARY and
SECONDARY accounts but most people won't need to worry about
logonidto the group code normally used for work on that system. For example, the primary account for JOAN on SHIFTALEPH would be for group code XU and the primary account for JOAN on RSPLUS would be for group Z5. These PRIMARY accounts are the same as the old "ordinary" accounts---it is just that the group code associated with the PRIMARY account can be different on each service.
newacct" command must be issued to set the correct group code, e.g.
newacct 'jdb$xu'(The quotes are needed on Unix as the $ character has a special meaning to the shell. The account code---especially the 3 letter UUU code---can be found from
phone -A) if you do not know it already.)
bsubis needed, e.g.,
bsub -P xu < my_aleph_scriptand the
newacctcommand must also be issued from within the batch job.
phone/xwhooutput. (This change just extends the "home group" concept that always existed for AFS to other services and so the "home group" becomes the "primary account".)
logonid. Many people will prefer this as it means they will keep easy access to their existing files and to the mail server as they change group. However, it will still be possible to create a new
logonidfor people who want to separate their work in different areas.
For matters related to this article please contact the author.