[slurm-users] Changing a user's default account

Renfro, Michael Renfro at tntech.edu
Fri Aug 5 15:16:50 UTC 2022

This should work:

sacctmgr add user someuser account=newaccount # adds user to new account

sacctmgr modify user where user=someuser set defaultaccount=newaccount # change default

sacctmgr remove user where user=someuser and account=oldaccount # remove from old account

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Date: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 9:56 AM
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I have a user U who is in association with account A, and I want to change that to account B.   The obvious thing does not work:

$ sacctmgr modify user where user=”U” set defaultaccount=”B”
Can't modify because these users aren't associated with new default account “B”…

OK, fair enough.    But I can’t find a good way to meet this requirement!   “sacctmgr create assoc” does not seem to be a thing.   Googling around I see a lot of wags deleting and recreating the user in this situation, which I definitely do _not_ want to do.

How does one change the account that a user is tied to?


Chip Seraphine
Linux Admin (Grid)

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