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Get a CMS LPC analysis cluster computing account at Fermilab and Badge information

Do you need a Fermilab Badge?

Note: During the COVID-19 "stay at home" period, you will NOT enter dates for on-site access in new/renewal account forms. For the latest, see the FNAL site: https://www.fnal.gov/covid19/.

Obtaining a CMS LPC analysis cluster computing account and Fermilab accounts

It may take up to 4-6 weeks for computing accounts (and/or site access) to be granted, please take that into account for your application.

If you are a new user you need to obtain Fermilab and CMS LPC analysis cluster accounts following the directions on this page for Users (Visitors). Be sure to choose CMS AT FERMILAB as your experiment and use Dee Hahn as your Point of Contact. Support documentation for this whole process including a video can be found at the User's Office page. Take note of the CMS specific details below.

Fermilab computing account request details

To understand each of the form options, they are described below.
  • If you have already filled out the new account/badge request in the forms linked above and received an email with the subject: "Welcome to the USCMS UAF (Central Analysis Facility)", then you have Fermilab accounts, and should not need the information below.
  • Fill out the Access Request Form for User
  • Provide your OrcID (CERN instructions for obtaining OrcID)
  • Point of Contact name: Dee Hahn
    • In some cases, Dee Hahn or Sergo Jindariani will email you to ask you some additional questions, please modify these as needed for your particular case:
    • 1. Subjects and Technology: CMS Data Analysis
    • 2. Location and Area accessed: None (Remote Only)
    • 3. Computing access: CMS AT FERMILAB computing account and services
  • Select "CMS AT FERMILAB" as your experiment - NOT any others!

  • When will you need access to Fermilab's computing systems?: Choose dates for one year. Note that you will get a renewal email sixty days before your remote computing access expires.
  • Onsite access is a different question and may be limited to covid19 restrictions. Do NOT put dates if you intent to attend CMSDAS@LPC2022 remotely as it may delay your remote computing access. If you select Fermilab housing, you will need to contact them separately to make arrangements.
  • Home Institution: For your Home Institution - the institution/place from which you are employed should be entered
  • Institution point of contact name: Your point of contact name should be the CMS person, from your institution, that can vouch for your work on CMS
  • Any username requests should go into the additional relevant information section
  • If you have a CMS grid certificate, you will want to put the line following "identity" as the result of voms-proxy-info after authenticating your grid certificate on a linux system. Be sure to put your CERN username in the comments.
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  • Complete and submit your request. You will receive e-mail notifications about the status of your request. Certain stages of the process may take up to four-six weeks. Support documentation for this whole process including a video can be found at the User's Office page.
  • After the application is submitted, you may be contacted to provide more information. That includes, but is not limited to a requirement from the DOE: "Effective February 1, 2019, all non-U.S. citizens who request new (or renewed) onsite or remote access may require the submission of a curriculum vitae (CV)/resume". Questions are given on the Fermilab application detailing what is needed for the CV.
  • You will get emails about doing onboarding with FermiWorks, be sure to check your Junk/Spam folders if you cannot find those. More documentation about this can be found at the User's Office page.
  • Basic Computer Security training is required to be completed at the time the request for a new or renewed account is made. There will be a link to the training material on the request form, and you must provide confirmation that you completed training upon form submission.

  • Take note that you will obtain Fermilab Services, Windows, and Kerberos credentials with instructions by email how to obtain the password from the Service Desk. The cmslpc (CMS LPC CAF) account will work anywhere from 1 hour to 1 full business day after the ticket is closed and you get the email with the subject line "Welcome to the CMS LPC CAF (Central Analysis Facility)".

Already have Fermilab credentials but not E-892/919 (CMS) (CMS AT FERMILAB) - cmslpc computing account

If you already have active Fermilab credentials from one of the following situations, but have never gotten the "Welcome to the USCMS UAF (Central Analysis Facility)" email and cannot login to cmslpc cluster, you need to put in a Request for a "Experiment/Project/Collaboration Computing account".
  • Renewed with Fermilab when you had never gotten an E-892/919 (CMS) - or CMS AT FERMILAB account before (never did a New Account Request for "E-892/919 (CMS)" or "CMS AT FERMILAB"
  • Chose a different VO/Experiment when you did your account request or are moving experiments
  • If you think you already have an account, be sure to check the debugging information on the How to Connect page
Follow these directions:
  • Authenticate with FNAL SSO (either Services username/password or Kerberos after one-time browser configuration, follow directions on the page) to ServiceNow: https://fermi.servicenowservices.com/wp/
  • click on "Request Something"
  • If you do not see the button, put in search: Experiment
  • Click on/choose: "Experiment/Project/Collaboration Computing account"
  • Be sure to choose "E-892/919 (CMS)" as the experiment and nothing else with CMS in the name
  • Even if one is doing computing work for CMS, choose "No" for computing/IT professional
  • Your account is complete when you have received the "Welcome to the USCMS UAF (Central Analysis Facility)" email. Note that some systems may take up to 1 business day (FNAL time) to synchronize, if there are delays beyond that please contact LPC support

Note about EOS T3_US_FNALLPC Storage Element (SE) space

Note: Your EOS area is created but cannot be written to by CRAB (T3_US_FNALLPC), unless you provided your grid certificate (and CERN username) upon account application or renewal. After account is created: follow directions at the Using EOS at the LPC page to get your grid certificate linked to your T3_US_FNALLPC EOS area.

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