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HTS Bioinf - Using service user


The procedure describes setup and rules for using the common service user account.


Production duty bioinformaticians.

What is service user

Service user is an account (one on TSD and one on NSC) that can be used for running all production services and apps, and all regular Cron jobs.

How to log in

To use the service user on TSD, use the script /tsd/p22/data/durable/serviceuser/ and ask the system administrator (see HTS Bioinf - Bioinformatics group roles) for password.

To use the service user on NSC, use the script /boston/diag/diagInternal/serviceuser/ and ask the system administrator for password.

You will need to choose one of predefined reasons of logging in as service user.

It is possible to check with the system administrator for login histories if needed.

Rules for service user

  • Service user can only be used in production.
  • It is meant to only be used for automatic jobs. For any manual jobs in production use your own user.
  • Cleaning - you can also use service user for removing the files when cleaning the production areas.
  • No manual export jobs under service user are allowed.