Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Operations Service Update Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 13:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 13:00 UTC. Grid Operations reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

All Services
  * Operating system updates will be installed; reboots will be required. The usual HA mechanisms will be used, but some services will experience brief outages.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Update: Single Sign On for OSG Operations Services

Colleagues,

As most of you know, on February 7, we released our first step in a transition to Single Sign On for OSG Operations Services.  These changes have affected the following websites:

https://oim.opensciencegrid.org/
https://ticket.opensciencegrid.org/
https://my.opensciencegrid.org/

Please refrain from using the *.grid.iu.edu addresses, as the sessions are domain-based and we will be using *.opensciencegrid.org moving forward.

We understand that there has been some confusion and growing pains during this change, and we apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused.  We are actively working to solve these problems as they come to us.  If you do encounter problems, please open a ticket by:

1) Submitting a ticket at https://ticket.opensciencegrid.org/submit/

2) Sending email to help@opensciencegrid.org

One of the most common issues that we are seeing is confusion about whether a user is actually logged in or not.  When you approach one of the above-mentioned websites, you may be asked to present a certificate.  In the past, this would have logged you in, however, now you are asked for a certificate so that we can pair your existing OIM account to your new CILogon SSO credentials.

To make sure that you are logged in, look at the upper-right corner of the website. If you see your name, you are logged in.  If you see “Login,” you will need to click that button, which will take you to CILogon’s SSO interface.  You can choose your institution from the list, or if your institution is not listed, you can log in with a Google or Github account.  Once you do that, you should be returned to the website and you’ll see your name in the upper-right corner.  From there, you should be good to go.  

If you encounter problems with this, please open a ticket as stated above.

Again, we understand that this change has caused some confusion and frustration.  Please know that we are actively working to make this transition as painless as possible.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

OSG Operations Service Update - Tuesday, Feb 20 at 13:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, Feb 20 at 13:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

Ticket
  * Update JQuery package
  * Do not notify the submitter when a ticket is marked as spam
Display
  * Fix response when empty data returned from GRACC

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Announcing OSG Software versions 3.3.32 and 3.4.8

We are pleased to announce OSG Software versions 3.3.32 and 3.4.8!

This is the OSG Software distributed via RPMs for:

* Scientific Linux 6 and 7
* CentOS 6 and 7
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7

This release affects the GlideinWMS VO Frontend and consists of a critical bug
fix for heavily loaded frontends (<https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/issues/18748>;).

Release notes and pointers to more documentation can be found at:

* https://opensciencegrid.github.io/docs/release/3.4/release-3-4-8/
* https://opensciencegrid.github.io/docs/release/3.3/release-3-3-32/

Need help? Let us know:

https://opensciencegrid.github.io/docs/common/help/

We welcome feedback on this release

Monday, February 5, 2018

Single Sign-on implementation on OIM, Ticket, and MyOSG - February 7, 2018

On February  7th, 2018 grid operations will be impementing new authentication system in OIM, Ticket and MyOSG.

The new authorization/authentication system will ask both to login with your certificate and login through CILogon with your institution credentials. This will allow us to map your account in case the information passed from CILogon is different from the information we have in OIM.

We encourage all of you to test the new SSO login funtionality of the following services.

https://oim-itb.grid.iu.edu
https://ticket-itb.grid.iu.edu
https://myosg-itb.grid.iu.edu

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Announcing OSG Software version 3.4.7

We are pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.4.7.

Changes to OSG 3.4.7 include:
- HDFS 2.6 and related tools are now available in the Upcoming repository
- Singularity 2.4.2: Feature upgrade from Singularity 2.3.2
- Pegasus 4.8.1: Feature upgrade from Pegasus 4.7.4
- Updated gratia-probe to account for GPUs
- perfSONAR-tools package including updated BWCTL, OWAMP, and nuttcp
- HTCondor 8.6.9: Bug fix release
- frontier-squid 3.5.27-2.1: Bug fix release
- Minor bug fix for osg-user-cert-renew
- HTCondor 8.7.6 in the Upcoming repository

Release notes and pointers to more documentation can be found at:

http://opensciencegrid.github.io/docs/release/3.4/release-3-4-7/

Need help? Let us know:

http://opensciencegrid.github.io/docs/common/help/

We welcome feedback on this release!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Operations Service Update Tuesday, February 7 at 13:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Wednesday, Feb 7 at 13:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

Repo
   * Remove references to OSG 3.1 and modify configurations to not recreate them.


GRACC
   * Front end will be rebooted, only minimal downtime is anticipated.


MyOSG, OIM and Ticket
   * Implement Single Sign On allowing users to validate with local credentials, deferred from previous release.