MCS and CELS Computing Documentation
The information on this page may not be the most up-to-date. We are in the process of migrating this (and updating it as we move it) to the CELS Virtual Help Desk page. Please see the new documentation page including our service catalog.
This page indexes all the Frequently Asked Questions for CELS computing. You can search for a keyword or browse below. In general, you can find status updates at the CELS Systems blog, "Dispatches from the geeks".
If you can't find the answer to your question here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The CELS Virtual Help Desk is staffed from 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. The Help Desk phone number is (630) 252-6813. In-person assistance can be made by appointment via phone or e-mail.
- TCS Conference Center & Tenant Manual - information on building 240
- CELS Computing Facilities: Getting Started
- Services the CELS Systems Group provides
- Computer User Agreement / Acceptable Usage Policy
- Foreign Travel with Laptops (personal or lab-owned)
|Service Name||Provider||ANL Login?||MCS Login?||Can I create it?||Explanation|
|GitLab (Restricted) (git)||Systems||N||Y||Y||An internal instance of GitLab that can be used for hosting git repositories. Accessible via VPN and on-site at ANL only|
|GitLab (Public) (git)||Systems||N||Y||Y||An instance of GitLab that is publicly accessible. Repositories can be private with restricted access to certain users or groups. Site is accessible from anywhere.|
|CELS Subversion (svn) (DEPRECATED)||Systems||N||Y||N||Systems creates new repos. CELS account required for login|
|RepoCafe (svn)||Systems||N||Y||Y||Only CELS users can create repos and guest accounts. Documentation is provided here.|
|Wordpress||Systems||N||Y*||Y*||Systems creates new sites. Only CELS users can create accounts for other users. Sites can be configured to use CELS credentials, ANL credentials, or can use standalone Wordpress credentials.|
|Confluence (collab)||Systems||N||Y||Y*||External users can request read-only accounts. Space owners can give those accounts read and/or write access to their spaces if they so desire. CELS users can create spaces at will.|
|jira||Systems||N||Y||Y*||Users can request read-only accounts. Project owners can give those accounts full access to their projects if they so desire. We are looking into way to enable CELS users to create projects on their own. At present, only Systems can create them.|
|Box||CIS||Y||N||N||Can share repositories with any user inside or outside ANL without affecting that user's quota. See BIS page for Box.|
|MediaWiki||Systems||N||Y*||Y*||Systems must create new wiki sites (send a request to CELS HELP DESK), wiki owners can add standalone accounts at will. Sites can be enabled to authenticate against MCS accounts as well. DEPRECATED|
|Shell Access||Systems||N||Y||N||External users can request accounts via https://accounts.mcs.anl.gov. Unix groups are created by Systems, managed by owners.|
|Mailing Lists||Systems||N||N||N*||Mailing lists are created by Systems. Membership is controlled entirely by list requestor/maintaner.|