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3 Retrieving your Proxy Certificate

3.1 Using the GSI-SSH Java Web Start

Java GSI-SSH Term provides easy way to connect into DEISA machines outside DEISA network. Its usage is described in Chapter 3 of the Interactive Access Document. The GSISSH-Term tool supports the MyProxy service. The MyProxy server address is found behind menu sequence Figures 3 and 4 below:
File - New Connection – Advanced – GSI Defaults tab

-    Provide the access information:
o    Username: you have to use same name when you stored the proxy
o    Host: myproxy1.deisa.eu (or myproxy2.deisa.eu)
o    Port: 7512 (should be the default)
-    In the authentication method list MyProxy is under Other Methods.
-    Write the target hostname in the Host tab.
-    Press Connect button.

GSI-SSH Java Web Start application: The connection properties can be configured by clicking the "Advanced" button in the "New Connection" dialogue. In this tab, one can use the "MyProxy" method from the "Other Methods" list to fetch a proxy.

3: GSI-SSH Java Web Start application: The connection properties can be configured by clicking the "Advanced" button in the "New Connection" dialogue. In this tab, one can use the "MyProxy" method from the "Other Methods" list to fetch a proxy.

 

GSI-SSH Java Web Start application: When "Other Methods" is primary metho you can also see this kind of dialog. "Account Name" and "Passphrase" were set when storing the proxy.

4: GSI-SSH Java Web Start application: When "Other Methods" is the primary method you can also see this kind of dialog. "Account Name" and "Passphrase" were set when storing the proxy.

3.2 Using Globus command-line tools

When logged on a DEISA machine which has both a Globus installation and is connected to the public internet, users can fetch the proxy using the following commands:

module load deisa
module load globus
myproxy-logon

The final command will ask for the MyProxy Password which was used to store the proxy certificate on DEISA’s MyProxy server. The default MyProxy server address should be set in the globus modulefile into the $MYPROXY_SERVER environmental variable. If required, the address can be given as parameter, e.g. -s myproxy1.deisa.eu. Lifetime, in hours, can be specified with -t. Time cannot exceed the time which was specified when storing it on the server. The default lifetime is with myproxy-init command 12 hours and with Java Uploader tool 10 hours.

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