ECaccess provides a portal for registered users to access the Centre's
computing and archiving facilities with single step authentication from
anywhere on the Internet. Strict authentication is performed in a uniform
way using SecurID cards and standard (X509) certificates. SSL is used
to guarantee the integrity of the application data, the transferred jobs
and the monitoring information.
Registered users access ECaccess via standard SSH or FTP/SFTP clients
or via the ECaccess client. Clients connect to an ECaccess gateway, which
authenticates users before contacting the ECaccess server, which in turn
manages the connection to Ecgate, ECFS and MARS, manages the submitted
job and performs the data transfer.
The best way to start using ECaccess is to read the User Guide.
To start using ECaccess immediately, without downloading any software, either point your browser to
http://ecaccess.ecmwf.int (see ECaccess Web Server),
or use any standard SSH or FTP/SFTP client to login on ecaccess.ecmwf.int (see ECaccess SSH Server).
For X11 access point your browser to http://ecaccess.ecmwf.int/ and log on to an NX interactive session . The User Guide describes alternative X11 connections.
For larger user communities working at the same place, you may want to download one of the
ECaccess packages. Only if you wish to download the
gateway package, please first register at the ECaccess registration center.