How to Get Access

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 EINFRA CESNET 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.

Personal Project

A personal project goal is to gain cloud environment knowledge, resource allocation quotas are severe and could not be extended.

WARNING

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

Group Project

NOTICE

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).

Get access control information

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.