How to Get Access
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Access to MetaCentrum Cloud is granted to users with active accounts in one of the following identity federations
- EINFRA CESNET,
- EGI Check-in
- ELIXIR AAI
- DEEP AAI
Users from the Czech academic community should always use the
identity provider, unless instructed otherwise by user support.
Identity providers marked with
* should only be used by international
communities with explicitly negotiated resource allocations.
MetaCentrum Cloud provides the following ways for allocating resources
- personal project,
- group project.
A personal project goal is to gain cloud environment knowledge, resource allocation quotas are severe and could not be extended.
A personal project resource allocation quotas are severe and could not be extended.
Personal projects are available automatically to all users of the Czech e-infrastructure for science, development, and education.
To register, follow instructions for registration in the MetaCentrum VO.
Personal projects are intended as a low-barrier entry into the infrastructure for testing and exploration of features. Any serious resource usage requires the use of a group project, see below.
The following already established terms and conditions apply
- Terms and Conditions for Access to the CESNET e-infrastructure
- MetaCentrum End User Statement and Usage Rules
- Appreciation Formula / Acknowlegement in Publications
- Account Validity
- Annual Report
Preferable way of requesting new GROUP project is through this online application form: https://projects.cloud.muni.cz/
Group projects are the primary resource allocation unit for MetaCentrum Cloud. Any user or a group of users requiring a non-trivial amount of resources must request a group project from User Support and provide the following basic information:
- name of the project,
- purpose of the project,
- contact information,
- amount and type of requested resources (please read first),
- impact would the service have on unavailability for 1h, 1d, 1w,
- estimated length of the project,
- access control information (info).
Access control is based on information provided by the selected identity federation and is presented in the form of a VO name and, optionally, a group name. Every user with active membership in the specified VO/group will have full access to all resources of the requested group project. Membership is managed with tools provided by the selected identity federation, in a self-service manner.
If you already have VO/group, and already using services provided by the CESNET e-Infrastructure e.g. MetaCentrum, Data Care, or you represent a project internal to Masaryk University, please visit OpenID Connect User Profile according to your federation:
and provide us with information that you see on the page. That is going to be access control information.
If you don’t have VO/group or you know nothing about it, please contact the MUNI Identity Management team to create a new group within the Unified Login service.
In the request, describe that you need a group for accessing MetaCentrum Cloud and provide the following information:
- Project/group name
- Project members
After creating a group, you will be provided with a graphical interface for managing group members within the Perun system. And you will be able to make further adjustments to the member list on your own.