All computers of PF beamlines has been authenticated by LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol). Users can start the experiment and data processing by logging into the PCs using your unique ID and password. Therefore, you will not be able to access the directories of other users.
Changing the password
Changing your user ID is not allowed. If you forget your user ID and password, please contact the responsible staff (PHS 2613). Meanwhile, please change your password on first login.
!! IMPORTANT !!
Please log out of all PCs when you finish your experiment.
Configuration of the storage devices at the beamlines
Every Linux workstation used for data processing at the beamlines can mount all the storage devices from every beamline by simple use of the Linux function autofs. Therefore, it is easy to compare diffraction data sets collected at different beamlines. It gives you also the possibility to re-process the data sets from different beamline. Furthermore, we introduced a high-performance shared-disk clustered file system (GPFS) in 2011. You can now manipulate data files easier and faster.
The directory with your group's user ID has already been prepared.
If necessary, please create your own directory under this main group, and save your data subsequently.
Changing the directories in beamline file server
You have several choices to change your working directory to the beamline file server; by the classical Linux "cd" command.