Functional description

The access point to the WLCG/EGEE Grid is the User Interface (UI). This can be any machine where users have a personal account and where their user certificate is installed. From a UI a user can be authenticated and authorized to use the WLCG/EGEE resources, and can access the functionalities offered by the Information, Workload and Data Management Systems.

Daemons running

Init scripts and options (start|stop|restart|...)

Configuration files location with example or template

  • /etc/profile.d/
  • /etc/profile.d/grid-env.csh
  • /opt/glite/etc
  • /opt/edg/etc

Logfile locations (and management) and other useful audit information

  • /opt/glite/var
  • /var/log

Open ports

Possible unit test of the service

Where is service state held (and can it be rebuilt)

Cron jobs

  • fetch-crl

Security information

Access control Mechanism description (authentication & authorization)

The user must have an account in the host machine.

How to block/ban a user

  • Delete or disactivate the user account.
  • Search for files and processes created by this user activity (find, ps, lsof, ...). Then put them out from the system.

Network Usage

Here you can find informations on glite related network connections: link

Firewall configuration

Nothing reported.

Security recommendations

It's recommended to use strong authentication method based on user grid certificate

User Authentication with Certificate

Be ware on file access right. It's recommended to set the system umask to 037 ( all right to user, write for group none for others).

Security incompatibilities

Nothing reported.

List of externals (packages are NOT maintained by Red Hat or by gLite)

Nothing reported.

Other security relevant comments

Please find more informations on: LCG - Site Secutiry

Consider security related documents from the Linux Documentation Project: Here

Utility scripts

Location of reference documentation for users

Location of reference documentation for administrators

Developer Documentation


Metapackage is under org.glite>node>glite-UI

Release Notes

Archived (up to v 3.2.6) are linked off the glite web pages. From 3.2.7 onwards they are at IntegratedClients#glite_UI

Installing gLite 3.2 UI tarball on Ubuntu

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