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:
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:
- Select on the cleareance form under Purpose of Visit: "Other (describe below)" and say that you are requesting a GBT observer computer account.
- If you are not visiting Green Bank. Select on the cleareance form under Location of visit NRAO Faclity: "Offsite (describe below)" and say that your are requesting a GBT observer computer account and are not visiting.
- If you are planning to visit Green Bank: Select all three Green Bank options if you are staying on site.
After filling out the above "clearance form", submit the information listed below to firstname.lastname@example.org. The GBO computer group will then get back to you shortly with your new account information.
GBO Computer Account Request Form
*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 email@example.com.