[slurm-users] Parent account in AllowAccounts

Brian Andrus toomuchit at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 19:15:09 UTC 2021

As I understand it, the parents are really meant for reporting, so you 
can run reports that aggregate the usage among children. Useful for a 
chargeback model.

As far as permissions, that is on a per account basis, regardless of 

Just because a parent can go to the bar, doesn't mean their child can :)

Brian Andrus

On 1/15/2021 6:38 AM, Durai Arasan wrote:
> Hi,
> As you know for each partition you can specify 
> AllowAccounts=account1,account2...
> I have a parent account say "parent1" with two child accounts "child1" 
> and "child2"
> I expected that setting AllowAccounts=parent1 will allow 
> parent1,child1, and child2 to submit jobs to that partition. But 
> unfortunately only parent1 is able to submit jobs.
> For parent1,child1 and child2 to submit jobs I have to specify all 
> accounts individually:
> AllowAccounts=parent1,child1,child2
> Am I doing something wrong or is this the way slurm is set up? Does it 
> not make sense that when a parent account is added then the child 
> accounts should automatically also be able to submit jobs to that 
> partition?
> Thanks,
> Durai

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