vomses man page

vomses — The VOMS server contact table





This manual page describes the format of vomses files. vomses files contain contact information for VOMS servers and are typically organized in the /etc/vomses directory. A vomses file is a simple text file which contains one or more lines formatted as follows:

"alias" "hostname" "port" "server DN" "vo_name"


alias: an alias that can be used for this VOMS server (this is typically identical to the vo_name)

hostname: the hostname where the VOMS server is running

vo_name: the name of the VO served by the VOMS server

port: the port where the VOMS server is listening for incoming requests

server DN: the certificate subject of the VOMS server

System wide VOMSES configuration is maintained in the /etc/vomses file or directory. If /etc/vomses is a directory, all the files contained in such directory are parsed looking for VOMS contact information.

A user can define its custom vomses configuration in the ~/.glite/vomses file or directory, which will be parsed in the same way as just described.


The following is an example of valid vomes file for the cms VO:

"cms" "lcg-voms.cern.ch" "15002" "/DC=ch/DC=cern/OU=computers/CN=lcg-voms.cern.ch" "cms"
"cms" "voms.cern.ch" "15002" "/DC=ch/DC=cern/OU=computers/CN=voms.cern.ch" "cms"


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Andrea Ceccanti <andrea.ceccanti@cnaf.infn.it>

Daniele Andreotti <daniele.andreotti@cnaf.infn.it>

Valerio Venturi <valerio.venturi@cnaf.infn.it>

See Also

voms-proxy-destroy(1), voms-proxy-info(1), vomsdir(5)


Copyright 2012 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare

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Referenced By

voms-proxy-info3(1), voms-proxy-init3(1).