In order to make use of the WeNMR GRID platform, one needs to obtain a GRID user certificate and register at the e-NMR VO (Virtual Organisation) using that certificate. Always use the same web-browser for requesting, obtaining and registering the personal GRID certificate. Although most web-browsers are suitable, we would recommend to use Mozilla Firefox.
To register and start using the WeNMR services the following steps should be taken:
- Request a personal GRID certificate (and load it into your web browser, see e.g. here how to do it)
- Register with the enmr.eu VO (using the web browser in which you loaded your certificate)
- Register individualy to each service (Web Portal) you want to use.
Once using our services, please cite WeNMR in any resulting publication.
Request a personal GRID certificate:
When from Europe, visit the website of the European GRID Policy Management Authority (EUGridPMA) to find the Certification Authority (CA) of your country. International users can visit the website of the International Grid Trust Federation (IGTF). Useful information about CAs can also be found from the CHAIN project web site. Click on your region of interest to find more information about regional CAs and other useful links.
Direct links to some of the Certificate Authorities in Europe (for a more complete list see the before mentioned links):
Users from the US and Canada can request a user certificate at SBgrid using the self-service link.
Users from the ASIA/Pacific can find local registration authorities here. Direct links to some of the Certificate Authorities in ASIA/Pacific (for a more complete list see the before mentioned link):
Catch-All registration for Asia users without a national contact point: (ASGC
Users from Latin America can find local registration authorities here. Direct links to some of the Certificate Authorities in Latin America (for a more complete list see the before mentioned link):
To request a first personal GRID certificate one generally needs to identify oneself in person with a passport or drivers licence to a Registration Authority (RA) of the CA.
Register with the e-NMR VO:
Visit the enmr.eu VOMS server (https://voms2.cnaf.infn.it:8443/voms/enmr.eu) with the web-browser containing your personal GRID certificate. If you don't know how to upload your GRID certificate in your browser have a look here.
Enter your personal data (name, e-mail address and telephone number) and organisation. You will receive an e-mail to confirm this request. One of the e-NMR VO administrators will approve your request.
Should you encounter problems with your browser, please have a look at this troubleshooting page
Citation and acknowledgement:
Usage of the WeNMR portals should be acknowledged in any publication:
"The WeNMR project (European FP7 e-Infrastructure grant, contract no.
261572, www.wenmr.eu), supported by the European Grid Initiative (EGI) through the national GRID Initiatives of Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands (via the Dutch BiG Grid project), Portugal, Spain, UK, South Africa, Taiwan and the Latin America GRID infrastructure via the Gisela project is acknowledged for the use of web portals, computing and storage facilities."
Most of the applications can be run via web portals. However, a wider set of applications can be run via command line from a gLite User Interface. A guide on how to install a gLite User interface on your linux-based PC for using the e-NMR Grid Infrastructure is available here. A guide for administrators on how to deploy a new site is available here.