[slurm-users] Create users

Andre Torres andre.torres at ibmc.up.pt
Thu Sep 13 05:28:05 MDT 2018

That's interesting using AD to maintain uid consistency across all the nodes. Like Loris, I'm also interested in your Lua script.


On 13/09/2018, 11:42, "slurm-users on behalf of Loris Bennett" <slurm-users-bounces at lists.schedmd.com on behalf of loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de> wrote:

    Hi Paul,
    I'd be interested in seeing your Lua submit script, if you're willing to
    Until now I had thought that the most elegant way of setting up Slurm
    users would be via a PAM module analogous to pam_mkhomedir, the simplest
    option being to use pam_script.
    However, given that we do have users who somehow never get round to
    submitting a job before their HPC access expires, setting up the Slurm
    account when the first job is submitted seems quite appealing.
    Paul Edmon <pedmon at cfa.harvard.edu> writes:
    > 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
    Dr. Loris Bennett (Mr.)
    ZEDAT, Freie Universität Berlin         Email loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de

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