MCS and CELS Computing Documentation

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This page indexes all the Frequently Asked Questions for CELS computing. You can search for a keyword or browse below. In general, you can find status updates at the CELS Systems blog, "Dispatches from the geeks".

If you can't find the answer to your question here, please email [email protected]. The CELS Help Desk is located in Building 240 (aka TCS), at 2E15, and is staffed from 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. The Help Desk phone number is (630) 252-6813.

Getting Started

Self Service

Service Name Provider ANL Login? MCS Login? Can I create it? Explanation
GitLab (Restricted) (git) Systems N Y Y An internal instance of GitLab that can be used for hosting git repositories. Accessible via VPN and on-site at ANL only
GitLab (Public) (git) Systems N Y Y An instance of GitLab that is publicly accessible. Repositories can be private with restricted access to certain users or groups. Site is accessible from anywhere.
CELS Subversion (svn) (DEPRECATED) Systems N Y N Systems creates new repos. CELS account required for login
RepoCafe (svn) Systems N Y Y Only CELS users can create repos and guest accounts. Documentation is provided here.
Wordpress Systems N Y* Y* Systems creates new sites. Only CELS users can create accounts for other users. Sites can be configured to use CELS credentials, ANL credentials, or can use standalone Wordpress credentials.
Confluence (collab) Systems N Y Y* External users can request read-only accounts. Space owners can give those accounts read and/or write access to their spaces if they so desire. CELS users can create spaces at will.
jira Systems N Y Y* Users can request read-only accounts. Project owners can give those accounts full access to their projects if they so desire. We are looking into way to enable CELS users to create projects on their own. At present, only Systems can create them.
Box CIS Y N N Can share repositories with any user inside or outside ANL without affecting that user's quota. See BIS page for Box.
MediaWiki Systems N Y* Y* Systems must create new wiki sites (send a request to CELS HELP DESK), wiki owners can add standalone accounts at will. Sites can be enabled to authenticate against MCS accounts as well. DEPRECATED
Shell Access Systems N Y N External users can request accounts via Unix groups are created by Systems, managed by owners.
Mailing Lists Systems N N N* Mailing lists are created by Systems. Membership is controlled entirely by list requestor/maintaner.

Web and Mail

Operating Systems

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