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Professional Websites and FNAL email

Users at the LPC can setup a professional website to have limited amounts of content available through a web browser.

Professional Websites at Fermilab

Fermilab employees and users (LPC users are by definition Fermilab users), can request a professional website hosted on Fermilab’s central web server. These pages will be available through a web browser under:

http://home.fnal.gov/~username/

where, username should be replaced by your own Fermilab username. Content is managed directly on the user's professional website directory, which is available through many of the important clusters, for users at the LPC is available from the SL6 part of the LPC cluster.

Depending on how long you have been a Fermilab user, you may already have what is needed. However, new users will need to request the activation of their professional website if they wish to use this service. Professional website directories at Fermilab used to be AFS areas, that were migrated and now reside under /publicweb.

Determine if you already have a /publicweb area

Professional website directories are mounted on the SL6 LPC interactive nodes under /publicweb. Inside, you can find one directory per each letter of the alphabet. A user's specific directory should be inside the directory corresponding to the first letter of the Fermilab username, for example, for user jjesus:

[jjesus@cmslpc37 ~]$ ls -d /publicweb/j/jjesus/
/publicweb/j/jjesus

This knowledge base article describes how to request such website.

Things to know about professional websites at Fermilab:

  • 2 GB maximum quota
  • You will not be able to allow others to edit files in your professional website directory.
  • Files in your professional website directory are viewable by the public via a web browser. If you need to keep some files private, please do not put them in your professional website directory.
  • Directory listing is not available, so to share information, you will need to give people a filename in the web link like index.html.
Publicly visible web pages:

Documentation for Fermilab Central Web Services.
If you already have a FNALU account you can skip the next step.

If you don't have a FNALU account, you can request one by logging into Service Now, using your Fermilab services credentials, search for "fnalu" and fill out the "FNALU Account" form. Once your account is created, continue with the following steps.


Needs to be modified 2018, no more AFS?
You need to create a public_html subdir in your afs area

/afs/fnal.gov/files/home/room/{1,2or3}/username/public_html

(show me how [β])

This will then be visible to

http://home.fnal.gov/~username

You can use up to your afs quota, usually 500 MB.


FNAL email


Visitor emails fnal.gov


Visitors (those not employed by Fermilab) are given forwarding emails of username@fnal.gov, where the username is the same as your LPC and Services username. This is setup when you make your account to forward to the email you provide at that time. If you change institutions, you may wish to change the email forwarding. To do so, choose one of the following:

  • Contact the Fermilab ServiceDesk to make the change for you
  • Using your FNAL Services password, open a ServiceNow ticket under the category: Service Request Catalog > Email & Calendaring > Request Email Account. The form is aware of your external user status and will give you an option to setup a Forwarding Address for your email.

Employee emails fnal.gov


Fermilab employees are given an Exchange email account. To learn more, consult the Fermilab ServiceNow knowledge base article about FermiMail.
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