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Grid For Dummies:

A step by step introduction for stupid users like me

Before anything else

Before doing anything else you will have to get a grid certificate: and become member of an virtual organisation (VO): .

Once you succeeded with these very first administrative steps, put your certificate into your afs directory. And now you can start to use the grid!

First steps

You can create an shell script to set the grid environment like

Copy the attached script into your afs directory and execute it:

$ .

Afterwards you need to initialize a grid proxy

voms-proxy-init --voms calice --valid 168:00

Enter GRID pass phrase:

This proxy will be valid for the VO calice (voms = virtual organisation membership service) for the next 168:00 hours, so practically for ever.