Getting started (Guide to new user joining IndiaCMS)
Application procedure => Registration in CERN Database
Please note the registration procedure:
The person has to first register at Users' office:
The person in charge (for users, Team Leader, Group Leader of the institute and for COAS and VISC the Department Head or an authorized person on his/her behalf) has to initiate the online registration via
The HID must be completed and signed by an authorized representative of the person’s home institution.
A copy of the passport
Following the online pre-registration newcomers must send an email to CMS secretariat whereby the process of registration in CMS will start
Getting a CERN account
E-mailing the CERN Service Desk at Service-Desk@cern.ch from your external email address (from your university or service provider). Please attach a copy of your identification document (identity card or passport). Once you have contacted the CERN Service Desk, if it is not possible for you to send a copy of your identification document, you can send a copy by fax at the following fax number +41 22 766 84 89
You will recieve an email with the detailed instructions.
Once you have the temporary password for your CERN account, use the initial account configuration wizard at here
Please do so within 5 days or the account will be deactivated
Log in with your login name and the temporary password;
Follow the instructions on the screen
Getting Grid Certificate
The GRID introduces the concept of a GRID certificate to authenticate users. A GRID certificate is issued by a Certificate Authority (CA) which checks the identity of the user and guarantees that the holder of this certificate is existing and his certificate is valid.
The certificate is used for authentication instead of the user's account to avoid the replication of the user's account to all GRID sites. When authenticating to a site, the user's certificate is mapped to a local account under which all commands are executed.
The certificate itself is not used during the actual GRID usage. All GRID jobs use a proxy of the certificate with a limited lifetime. This enhances security because the user has to re-establish the validty of his certificate after the lifetime of the proxy has ended.
In the following, the application procedure for a GRID certificate and the generation of a proxy is described. The application has to be done once followed by the installation of the certificate in the home directory of the user's account. The proxy generation has to be repeated everytime no valid proxy exists on the user's submission machine.
To work in Grid Environment the user should have a valid grid certificate signed by recognized grid computing certification authority, as for our country user can apply for certificate to "Indian Grid Certificate Authority (IGCA)"
Click [[https://voms2.cern.ch:8443/voms/cms/aup/sign!input.action?aupId=1][here]] (or find the registration form) and submit itAfter submitting the form, you should get a confirmation email that contains a link that you need to click to confirm your registration. Find the link and click itNow, you need to wait for final confirmation that will be done by the VO administratorsWhen they confirm your registration request, you will get a notification emailFinally, you can sign up the AUP. Please click [[https://voms2.cern.ch:8443/voms/cms/sign-aup][here]] to see the page
If you think these steps are not consistent, please contact us.
If you never registered to the CMS VO
First of all, make sure that you are registered in the CERN Human Resources database with an e-mail address.
Please do NOT use Safari to connect to the CMS VOMS-admin server below, use a recent version of Firefox or Chrome instead. Safari will just give you an error page - the problem is known to Apple since a long time, but so far not resolved.
Follow these steps:
obtain a personal certificate, if you have not done so, using the procedure indicated above;most CA's give users certificates via web pages, so the certificate is already imported in your browser as part of the previous step, in particular this is the case with CERN certificates. If instead you got your certificate as a file, you need to make sure it is P12 format (contact your natciona CA if needed) and load it into your browser (instructions are different for each browser and can be found e.g. via google). Make sure you use the very same browser used to request the certificate.go to the [[https://voms2.cern.ch:8443/voms/cms/home/login.action][CMS VOMS-admin]] server, and follow the instructions, taking into account the following Note that registration service was moved to a new one in March 2015 - Some functionality might not be there in the geginning, e.g. selection of a country representative:you should find yourself in the [[http://graybook.cern.ch/ExperimentSearch.html][CERN graybook]] as a CMS member. If not, contact the CMS secretariat (cms.people at cern.ch);when asked, and if you have an account at CERN, provide your e-mail address to match exactly the E-mail field in the [[https://phonebook.cern.ch/foundpub/Phonebook][CERN phonebook]]; if not, then give the E-Mail in the [[http://graybook.cern.ch/ExperimentSearch.html][CERN graybook]]; Note that the address you give now will later be used for the communication from the CMS-VO system to you;if you are an US-CMS member, select Anthony Tiradani as Representative and follow [[https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/CMSPublic/SWGuideLcgAccess#Special_instructions_for_US_CMS][these additional steps]];if you are a German CMS member, select Thomas Kress as Representative;if you are an Italian CMS member, select Giuseppe Bagliesi as Representative;if you are a Taiwanese CMS member, select Chia-Ming Kuo as Representative;otherwise, select Andreas Pfeiffer as Representative;Most CMS user should not select any group nor role, but some national organization have specific rules (below), user can contact directly their institution for doubts:
User from should select group and role
US-CMS /cms/uscms None
Germany /cms/dcms None
Italy /cms/itcms None
Spain /cms/escms None
Belgium /cms/becms None
Taiwan /cms/twcms None
If you are already registered in the CMS VO with a different certificate
Getting an account at India-CMS Tier-III at TIFR, Mumbai and T2_IN_TIFR
After getting certificate and VO membership, Please send an email with your lxplus username and certificate DN, to anyone in this <a target="_blank" href="http://indiacms.res.in/brij/t2-team.html" title="Contact">list </a>You will recieve your account information and machine name in the reply to you email, you will also recieve temporary onetime password which you have change when you login into your account.Configure your account with your grid certificate ( As described in these steps <a target="_blank" href="GRIDCredentials" title="http://indiacms.res.in/twiki/bin/view/CMS/GRIDCredentials">GRIDCredentials</a>)