wiki:GENIExperimenter/Tutorials/PortalSimpleLayer2Example/SetupAccount

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Part I/Step 1: Establish Management Environment

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Introduction: Getting Started with GENI using the GENI Portal

Design/Setup
Execute
Finish

Instructions

1. Pre-work: Create a GENI account

  1. Go to https://panther.gpolab.bbn.com and press the Use GENI button
  2. From the Drop Down menu select your institution. If you got an account through the GENI Identity Provider, please select GENI Project Office.
    Tip: Start typing the name of your institution and see the list become smaller.
  3. You will be transferred to the Login Page of your institution. Fill in your username and password.
  4. Complete the form that appears after you have successfully logged in and press Continue.
  5. You will be transferred to an Activation Page. Make sure both checkboxes are checked and then press Activate.
Use GENI

Congratulations, you have successfully created a GENI account.

2. Generate and Download SSH Keypair

Access to compute resources in GENI is provided through ssh key pairs and thus the portal needs a public key to upload to compute resources. For the purposes of the tutorial we will have the portal create an SSH key pair for you. (However, if you prefer to use your personal public key you can choose to upload it.)

Generate an SSH Key Pair
  1. Once you are logged in, click on the Profile page.
  2. On the Profile page in the SSH Keys section, select generate and download an SSH keypair button.
  1. Enter the same passphrase twice, then press Generate SSH private key.
Generate an SSH Key Pair Download an SSH Key Pair
  1. Now, press the Download Private Key button
  2. Open a terminal and execute:
    $ mv ~/Downloads/id_geni_ssh_rsa ~/.ssh/.
    $ chmod 600 ~/.ssh/id_geni_ssh_rsa
    $ ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_geni_ssh_rsa
    
    Later in the tutorial, this will allow you to log into your nodes securely without a password.

3. Join a Project

In order to use the portal to reserve resources, you must join a project. We have created a project for this tutorial.

  1. Check your email, you should have an invitation to join a project for this tutorial.*
  2. Follow the instructions about joining the project.

Congratulations, you have joined a project!

* If you are not doing this exercise as part of an in-person tutorial please sign up for a GENI account and join a project.

Next: Obtain Resources