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

Tina Friedrich tina.friedrich at it.ox.ac.uk
Fri Aug 5 15:36:18 UTC 2022

I'm not sure what you mean by loosing user history?

You did way you want to change the users association from account 'A' to 
account 'B' - well, yes, that means associating the user with A (i.e. 
adding them to account A), and removing them from B.

The removing from B is optional of course - users can be associated with 
multiple accounts. Does mean that they can run jobs under multiple 
accounts as well of course! So if you only wanted to change their 
default account - add them to A and make A the default, and you're done. 
Only if you want to prevent them from running jobs within account 'B' in 
the future, you'll need to remove them from B.

I am pretty sure sacct information for past jobs run within project B 
will not be changed to project A - so the user's job history won't be 
changed by an account move.


On 05/08/2022 16:23, Chip Seraphine wrote:
> Thanks.  Guess adding/deleting is the way to go then – I was hoping not to lose user history, but alas.
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> Date: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 10:17 AM
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> Subject: [ext] Re: [slurm-users] Changing a user's default account
> 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
> From: slurm-users <slurm-users-bounces at lists.schedmd.com> on behalf of Chip Seraphine <cseraphine at DRWHoldings.com>
> Date: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 9:56 AM
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> Subject: [slurm-users] Changing a user's default account
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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?
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> Chip Seraphine
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