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Get an LPC analysis cluster computing account 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

Complete and submit the form. 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. 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

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)
  • Select the "Service Request Catalog" link in the left frame
  • Select Affiliation\Experiment Computing Account Request from the "Accounts" box. (The form should be auto-filled from your info.)
  • Select E-892/919 (CMS) from the pulldown menu under "Select Affiliation/Experiment" as shown in the following image:
  • Complete the remaining fields
  • 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.

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

Onsite Users

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
  • Select the "Service Catalog" link in the left frame
  • Select Affiliation\Experiment Computing Account Request from the "Accounts" box. (The form should be auto-filled from your info.)
  • Be sure to select the E-892/919 (CMS) VO for your Experiment
  • Submit the form.

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.

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.
    • Select E-892/919 (CMS) from the pulldown menu under "Select Affiliation/Experiment" as shown in the following image:
    • Complete the remaining fields
    • Note that if you are changing experiments at Fermilab, 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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