To access the web interface of the EGI Configuration Database (GOCDB), users can either:
Users can access the system as soon as they are authenticated. However, they will only be able to update information based on their roles. More information about roles and associated permission is available in the Users and roles section of the documentation.
Applications requesting a specific role have to be validated by parent roles or administrators. Once granted, users can access and/or modify relevant information, according to the roles granted to them.
In order to be able to access the Configuration Database with their institutional account, users need to:
In the case the user cannot use an IdP compliant with REFEDS R&S and REFEDS Sirtfi, the user will have to request joining a specific group, by performing the steps below. Using a compliant IdP is the preferable solution.
To access the Configuration Database using a digital certificate, first obtain a certificate from one of the recognised EU-Grid-PMA Certification Authorities (CAs), then install it in your browser of choice (or import it into the certificate store of your local machine, on Windows).
X.509 certificates do not support single or double quotes in the certificate’s Distinguished Name (DN). The DN below is rejected because of the single quote:
This is in accordance with RFC1778, which also disallows single quotes in all Relative Distinguished Name (RDN) components, and the OGF Certificate Authority Working Group (CAOPS) who strongly discourage any type of quote in a certificate DN as specified by their Grid Certificate Profile document.