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How to apply for an account at the CMS PSI Tier-3

To apply for a Tier-3 account please send an email to cms-tier3@lists.psi.ch with Subject "account request". Use the following template without changing or missing any field names. In a case of umlauts or any diacritic signs in any names, please replace them with equivalent combination (e.g. “ü” → “ue”) :

User's first name:
User's last name:
Institute/group: 
Institution:
group leader:
CMS hypernews name:  
physics group:
Grid cert subject:
User's phone number: +41 ...
PSI AFS account (if existing):
login shell: [/bin/bash ? /bin/tcsh ? /bin/zsh ?]
primary email address: 
secondary email address:
leaving date:   DD/MM/YYYY

Comments:

  • Your CMS hypernews name: This is the name that identifies you within CMS. Most often it is simply your CERN lxplus account name. This is needed to build your user path on the CMS grid. It will become your T3 account name, except if you already have a PSI account (you are a PSI employee or guest).
  • Institution: ETHZ, PSI, or UniZ. If you are a guest user, please write Guest-ETHZ, Guest-PSI, or Guest-Uniz.
  • group leader: The name of the professor of your research group (or for Guests, the professor of whose group you are a guest)
  • Grid cert subject: Your Grid certificate's subject string: This is needed to access grid computing resources and storage. It is a unique ID string of your certificate and looks similar to this
    /DC=ch/DC=cern/OU=OrganicUnits/OU=Users/CN=dfeich/CN=124567/CN=firstname secondname
    . You can get all details about it and your CMS membership from the CMS VOMS server (Link). This requires that your certificate is loaded in the browser. If you are on a short term project it may be that you did not get a certificate. You can still use the Tier-3 basic facilities.
  • phone number is needed to communicate password information
  • PSI AFS account (if existing): If you are a PSI user you will be able to use your PSI credentials, but we need to know the name of your PSI account.
  • secondary email address: used for backup communications
  • physics group: This is the user group to which you belong and that will be used both for accounting and fairshare usage of the PSI Tier-3 resources (look at the PhysicsGroupsOverview page for an overview about the groups). Pick the one that fits best - the groups are kind of obsolete in 2020. Typical groups are: ethz-bphys, ethz-ewk, ethz-higgs, ethz-susy, ethz-ecal, psi-bphys, psi-pixel, uniz-bphys, uniz-higgs, uniz-pixel
  • leaving date: must be stated. Max period is 3 years from application for permanent employees and PhDs. 1 year for master students and guests.

Your account request will be confirmed with your institution's superviser. Once you got the account and password, please continue with the page HowToSetupYourAccount.

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