Joininig the ILDG VO
A description of the process for joining the ILDG Virtual Organisation.
Summary of process for joining the ILDG VO ========================================== To access ILDG resources and data, a person needs to be a member of the ILDG Virtual Organisation (VO). The VO is hosted on a VOMS system . The process of joining the VO can be completed via the VOMS Admin web interface: https://grid-voms.desy.de:8443/voms/ildg/ -- provided that the user has a grid certificate from a recognised Certification Authority (CA) . The user should fill in the application form and confirm their acceptance of the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for the ILDG VO. Once this is done, an (email) alert is sent to the VO administrators. The user should then be approved by an appropriate representative for their regional grid. Once approved, an applicant becomes a 'member' of the VO. Notes and caveats: - The ILDG VO Policy determines that it is the responsibility of a regional-grid administrator (from the applicant's own regional grid) to either approve the application and assign the applicant to the VOMS sub-group that corresponds to their regional grid, or to reject the application. - During the application process, the user should access the VOMS Admin page from a web browser in which the certificate that they intend to use for authentication has previously been imported. They should identify themselves using this certificate. The Distinguished Name (DN) of the certificate with which the user has authenticated themselves is displayed at the top right-hand side of each web page in VOMS. - Once an application is approved, the status change is quickly propagated to the VOMS service. However, it may take more time for regional-grid services to support access for new members since they pull the VO membership lists at non-specified time intervals (ranging from once per hour to once per day). - A user may need to register again with the VO if either their DN or the DN of the CA that issued their certificate changes, though it is also possible for a VO administrator to make these changes. - In case of problems, one may submit an email to <email@example.com>. References ----------  VOMS -- https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EMI/EmiVOMSSRC  Recognised CAs -- http://www.igtf.net/