[torqueusers] Authentication on cluster nodes

David Sheen sheen at usc.edu
Mon Mar 23 15:56:23 MDT 2009


I think most people use public-key authentication.  RSA keys are stored in
the users' ~/.ssh directories, etc.

Dave

On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 11:56 AM, <delaplag at free.fr> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm building a 28 nodes cluster for my company, and I've chosen to use
> Torque/Maui for managing it.
>
> Head nodes and computing nodes are integrated into our Active Directory
> in order to allow people to connect with their usual account/pwd.
>
> I would like to know if you always need to get a unified authentication on
> all the computing nodes,
> because I know that big cluster are not using such things (auth only submit
> nodes).
>
> Is it mandatory that jobs started by torque run on behalf of the user ?
> Would you recommend me a clever way to configure it ? (samba gateway, ldap
> dump, nis w/ samba, shared kerberos tickets..)
>
> Thanks in advance,
> JD.
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