Instructions for validation monthly accounting data via CRIC UI

In order to improve the data quality of the accounting data , site support teams are requested to check monthly accounting numbers generated by APEL (for CPU) or WSSA (for storage). The monthly accounting reports will use validated data. All inconsistencies (generated vs provided by site support) will be followed up. Please, pay attention that storage space accounting data is currently incomplete, in particular for CMS, so site input is very important.


In order to be able to validate accounting data in CRIC, one needs to get privileges to edit site level information.

  • People who have CERN account
    • Go to
    • Login with CERN SSO
    • You will see 'Request privileges' next to your login name, click on it and request site level privileges

  • People who do not have CERN account
    • Send a mail to requesting for local account
    • After local account is created go to
    • Login with local account
    • You will see 'Request privileges' next to your login name, click on it and request site level privileges

Your request for site level privileges should be Approved in due course. Once it is, proceed to validate your data.

Validating accounting data

  • In the horizontal menu on the top of the page, click "WLCG" -> "Accounting data"
  • In the table with the accounting data select your site. You can use a filter for the site name above the header of the site name column.
  • You should see records for each experiment you support.
  • Click on the left most icon next to the name of the site, you get the validation form
  • Proceed with validation. You can inject your numbers, in case the numbers generated by APEL or WSSA are wrong, or do nothing in case they look correct
  • Do not forget to press 'Save' button

-- JuliaAndreeva - 2019-11-15

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Topic revision: r2 - 2019-12-12 - SteveJones
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