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Get a LPC analysis cluster computing account & FNAL ID/accounts at Fermilab

Remote Users

A user not physically present at Fermilab is considered a remote user and can request and obtain USCMS computing accounts.

Remote users typically fall into one of the following categories:

  • Never had Fermilab nor LPC computing accounts: usually first time users.
  • Had Fermilab computing account but not LPC computing account: users joining CMS from other Fermilab experiments, for example.
  • Need to renew your Fermilab Kerberos credentials: users who have not used their Fermilab computing account for a long time or who do not remember their Kerberos password.

The following sections contain the procedure corresponding to each of those cases.

I have neither Fermilab nor LPC computing accounts - offsite user

  • Read the information about getting started as a non-employee off-site Fermilab user. This is where you will apply for your accounts.
  • On the application form, select "E-892/919 (CMS)" as your experiment - NOT any others!
  • Complete the remaining fields
  • Only if you are coming onsite for CMSDAS@LPC (having already registered) and do not forsee any future visits, put "No" on the form for a visit, and be sure to put in the comments the event you are coming for.
  • If you have a 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.
  • submit the form.
  • You will receive e-mail notifications about the status of your request.

I have a Fermilab computing account, I just need a LPC computing account - offsite user

If you are a remote user but already have a FERMI ID do the following to request an account on the CMS Computing systems:

  • Log into the Fermilab Service Desk (Your Services account password is required)
  • Click on "Request Something"
  • In the right hand menu titled "Request Catalog Categories", click "Accounts and Access"
  • Select "Experiment/Project/Collaboration Computing Account" (computer accounts/computing permissions for an experiment.)
  • Some of your information will be automatically filled from the database
  • Be sure to select the E-892/919 (CMS) VO for your Experiment (NOT any others!)
  • Do not choose Computing/IT Professional Access only, even if you are working on Scientific Computing for CMS.
  • For your grid certificate, please include the results of voms-proxy-info, the line starting with "Identity". If you do not have a CMS grid certificate, follow instructions to obtain one here (CERN CMS account required). If your CERN username is different from your FNAL username, you will want to put that into the comments.
  • If there is any other information the CMS account approvers need to know about you, put it into the comment part of the form
  • Submit the form.

To renew your Fermilab Kerberos credentials follow the directions on this page.

Onsite Users

I have neither Fermilab nor LPC computing accounts - onsite user

If you are a new on-site user you need to obtain a Fermilab ID and computer accounts following the directions on this page for new visitors or employees.
  • On the application form, select "E-892/919 (CMS)" as your experiment - NOT any others!
  • If you have a 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.
  • Only if you are coming onsite for CMSDAS@LPC (having already registered) and do not forsee any future visits, put "No" on the form for a visit, and be sure to put in the comments the event you are coming for.
  • Information for getting your Fermilab badge can be found here: http://get-connected.fnal.gov/users/accounts/
  • Complete and submit your request. You will receive e-mail notifications about the status of your request.

I have a Fermilab computing account, I just need a LPC computing account - onsite user

If you are an on-site user (employee, visitor or contractor working locally) and already have a valid Fermilab ID and a services account please do the following:
  • Log into the Fermilab Service Desk using your Fermilab Services username and password
  • Click on "Request Something"
  • In the right hand menu titled "Request Catalog Categories", click "Accounts and Access"
  • Select "Experiment/Project/Collaboration Computing Account" (computer accounts/computing permissions for an experiment.)
  • Some of your information will be automatically filled from the database
  • Be sure to select the E-892/919 (CMS) VO for your Experiment (NOT any others!)
  • Do not choose Computing/IT Professional Access only, even if you are working on Scientific Computing for CMS.
  • For your grid certificate, please include the results of voms-proxy-info, the line starting with "Identity". If you do not have a CMS grid certificate, follow instructions to obtain one here (CERN CMS account required). If your CERN username is different from your FNAL username, you will want to put that into the comments.
  • If there is any other information the CMS account approvers need to know about you, put it into the comment part of the form
  • Submit the form.

Account Renewals and Password Reset

  • If you have been a Fermilab user and need to renew your account, read the full directions for Fermilab account renewals. you will fill out this account renewal form.
    • Note: Be sure to start your renewal process the moment you get your reminder email, as approval may take some time
    • Select E-892/919 (CMS) from the pulldown menu under "Select Affiliation/Experiment" as shown in the following image (NOT any others!):
    • Complete the remaining fields
    • Note that if you are changing experiments at Fermilab to CMS, you will need to put in a new cmslpc account request to create a cmslpc account for you after your FNAL credentials are renewed. Just choosing E-892/919 (CMS) as the experiment for a Fermilab renewal if you did NOT have a cmslpc account before will not have a new cmslpc account created for you.
    • If you have changed institute, please contact the Fermilab Users Office to assist in getting the information changed at Fermilab.

  • Password reset: If your Fermilab credentials are up to date and you need to "renew" a cmslpc account, reset your Kerberos password or other Fermilab passwords following the password reset instructions.

Note about EOS T3_US_FNALLPC Storage Element (SE) space

Note: You do not have an EOS T3_US_FNALLPC SE area by default unless you provided your grid certificate upon account application or renewal: follow directions at the Using EOS at the LPC page for more information.

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