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
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 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.
Resource allocation quotas on personal projects are severe and will not be extended. 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
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 and provide the following basic information
- name of the project,
- purpose of the project,
- contact information,
- amount and type of requested resources,
- 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 are already using services provided by the CESNET e-Infrastructure e.g. MetaCentrum or Data Care,
please contact user support in order to create a new group within the CESNET e-Infrastructure.
If you represent a project internal to Masaryk University, please contact the MUNI Identity Management team in order to create a new group within the Unified MU Login service.
In the request, describe that you need a group for accessing MetaCentrum Cloud and provide the following information:
When you receive confirmation that group is ready, 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.
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.