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Configuring Credentials

You will need three sets of credentials (two optional) when using the user workspace:

  1. A GENI certificate. This is the SSL certificate (with .pem extension) that you download from one of the slice authorities (e.g. or

You can use a certificate with or without a passphrase.

  1. (Optional) An iRODS account. This is only needed if you want to access an iRODS server from the user workspace. You must have the following information in an irods configuration file.

Make sure you remember the password for your iRODS account. You will need this when you run below.

  1. (Optional) A Java Keystore file created from your GENI certificate. This is only needed if you want to use Flukes. See for instructions on how to generate the keystore file.

Make sure you remember the alias and password that you used when creating the keystore file. You will need this when you run Flukes.

Transfer these files to a location in your home directory. You can do this with ftp, scp, or shared folders.

With these 1-3 files, you can configure your credentials with the tool.

   $ -g <path-to-geni-credential> -i <path-to-irods-config> -f <path-to-jks-file>

The -g parameter is required and the -i and -f parameters are optional.


   $ -g /home/geniuser/gpo_ctcert.pem -f /home/geniuser/pgeni.jks -i /home/geniuser/irods.config

A pair of SSH keys will be generated for you using the private key from your GENI certificate.