sgepasswd man page

sgepasswd — Modify the Sun Grid Engine password file of Sun Grid Engine


sgepasswd [[ -D domain ] -d user ]

sgepasswd [ -D domain ] [ user ]


sgepasswd modifies the Sun Grid Engine password file  sgepasswd(5).

This file contains a list of usernames and their windows password in  encrypted form.  sge_execd(8) and sge_shepherd(8) on hosts running Microsoft Windows as operating systems use this  information to start jobs for a certain user.

Each user can use the sgepasswd application to add a new entry for the own user account. It is also possible  to change the stored password with sgepasswd as far as the user knows the old one.

The root user additionally has the permission to change the password entries  for other user accounts. Root can also delete existing entries.

The sgepasswd binary is only available on non-Windows hosts.


-D domain

Per default sgepasswd will add/modify the current Unix username without domain specification. This switch can be used to add a domain specification in front of the current user name. Consult your Microsoft Windows documentation to get more information about domain users.

-d user

Only root can use this parameter to delete entries from the sgepasswd(5) file.


Prints a listing of all options.

Environmental Variables


Specifies the location of public key file. Per default sgepasswd will use the file $SGE_ROOT/$SGE_CELL/common/sgeCA/certs/cert.pem


If set, specifies the location of the private key file. Default is /var/sgeCA/port${SGE_QMASTER_PORT}/${SGE_CELL}/private/key.pem


If set, specifies the location of the seed used to create encrypted versions of user passwords. Default is /var/sgeCA/port${SGE_QMASTER_PORT}/${SGE_CELL}/private/rand.seed

See Also

sge_intro(1), sgepasswd(5)

Referenced By

sge_conf(5), sge_sgepasswd(5).

$Date: 2008/12/18 16:09:50 $ SGE 6.2u5 Sun Grid Engine User Commands