This page explains the OCF account approval procedure and the usage of the
OCF group accounts need to be manually approved by staff in the lab. All members requesting individual accounts should be directed to the online approval page. If a member requesting an individual account cannot use the online approval system (likely because of an invalid/unacceptable CalNet UID), direct them to an OCF officer.
The approve program can only be run from supernova.
SSH into supernova.ocf.berkeley.edu
For registered student groups, the OCF requires that a signatory authorize the approval of the account. If the account is not a registered student group, check with the membership eligibility to see what constitutes acceptable documentation.
If the group is a registered student group, you can look up the requester's signatory status by name with signat.
$ signat name matthew mcallister Searching for people... Found 1 entry. Searching for signatories... MATTHEW JAMES Mcallister (1031366) ================================== Group Accounts OID ----------------------- --------------------------- ----- Open Computing Facility decal, linux, ggroup, group 46187
Copy the group's OID, as you will need it when running approve.
If the group is not a student group, the requester will need an official
letterhead giving them authority to create the account. You will also need to
check that the group doesn't already have an account using
$ checkacct privacy Login: bipla Name: Berkeley Information Privacy Law Association
Finally, check that the name on the requester's Cal ID matches who they say they are.
When you run approve it will open a text editor; just fill out the form, save it, and let the requester enter a password when prompted.
user_name will be the username used to log in to the
group_name is the full name of the group, e.g.
'Open Computing Facility', and
signatory has been
Optionally, if you pass the OID as the only argument, the
Explain to the requesters that they will need to apply for virtual hosting after they have set up their site if they wish to do so. Point them to relevant wiki articles.