The Green Bank Telescope

Visitors/Observer accounts

GBT observers and those carrying out GBT data reduction with Green Bank Obsevatory (GBO) computers will need a linux GBO "visitor" account. The use of visitor accounts is governed by the Observatories acceptable use and security policies.

Before you can be issued a GBO visitor/observer computer account, you need to be cleared by the US Government via the NRAO Export/Import Management and Compliance Department. This is done by filling out the following form:

GBO visitor and computer account clearance form

You need to provide the name of your local "NRAO Host" at the Green Bank Observatory, e.g., your GBT project friend. This is a general purpose form. For computer accounts, state in the form under "Other Selection Information" that you are requesting a GBT observer computer account.

After filling out the above "clearance form", submit the information listed below to helpdesk-gb@nrao.edu. The GBO computer group will then get back to you shortly with your new account information.

GBO Computer Account Request Form

*Your name
*Visitors full name
*Visitors home email address

Linux, Windows or both?
NRAO username, if you already have one
Start date/Finish date
phone and fax numbers
Linux Shell preference: bash or tcsh
Any other information you think could be relevant (e.g., GBT project number)

* = Required information

GBT users who need their account passwords reset or have their old accounts re-activated should also send e-mail to helpdesk-gb@nrao.edu.

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Last updated 15 October 2018 by Chris Clark