[slurm-users] Create users

Paul Edmon pedmon at cfa.harvard.edu
Wed Sep 12 11:10:19 MDT 2018

So useradd is adding a Linux user, which sacctmgr creates a Slurm user.

What we do is that we run AD for our Linux user managment.  We then in 
our job submit lua script look to see if the user has an account in 
slurm and if they don't we create it.

Another way would be to make all your Linux users and then map that in 
to Slurm using sacctmgr.

It really depends on if your Slurm users are a subset of your regular 
users or not.

-Paul Edmon-

On 9/12/2018 12:21 PM, Andre Torres wrote:
> Hi all,
> I’m new to slurm and I’m confused regarding user creation. I have an 
> installation with 1 login node and 5 compute nodes. If I create a user 
> across all the nodes with the same uid and gid I can execute jobs but 
> I can’t understand the difference between user creation with 
> “/useradd”/ command and the “/sacctmgr”/ command
> sacctmgr create account name=test
> sacctmgr create user jdoe account=test
> Also, is there anyway of creating a user at login node and replicate 
> to the compute nodes ? What is the best practice for user creation ?
> Thanks in advance

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