This page contains information on GSI support in the cloud scheduler.

GSI support in the cloud scheduler allows a user to authenticate using his/her grid certificate when submitting a job to the cloud scheduler. The cloud scheduler will then use these credentials for authenticating the Nimbus workspace creation and workspace deletion.


  • A working CA is required to sign the dummy VM host certificate.
  • A working Globus Toolkit is required on the host running the cloud scheduler.
  • The user requires a valid grid certificate (x509)

Install NEP-52 root CA package

$ wget
$ gpt-build ./globus_simple_ca_ebd3459c_setup-0.20.tar.gz <flavor>
# gpt-postinstall
# $GLOBUS_LOCATION/setup/globus_simple_ca_ebd3459c_setup/setup-gsi

Request dummy host certificate for VM instances

On the cloud scheduler host:
$ mkdir VM-host-cert
$ cd VM-host-cert
$ grid-cert-request -dir . -host NEP-52_VM_instance -ca

TODO: Finish this documentation... (Andre) -- AndreCharbonneau - 2010-08-30

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