Thursday, October 30, 2014

End of Life Date for OSG 3.1 Release Series - April 30, 2015

The OSG has published a new policy for supporting software releases:

Following this policy, OSG is announcing that support for the OSG 3.1 release series will end on April 30, 2015. Until then, OSG will backport critical bug and security fixes to OSG 3.1. Please migrate existing installations to OSG 3.2 prior to this date. Early plans are forming for OSG 3.3, but no release date has been set and OSG 3.2 will likely be the only supported release series for a while after April, 2015.

If you have any concerns or questions about this date please contact OSG Operations and Software by creating a ticket at

Friday, October 24, 2014

Resolved: OSG PKI Certificate Issuance Problems

The problems with issuing PKI certificates have been resolved and you may resume requesting and approving certificates.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Resolved: OSG PKI Certificate Issuance Problems

The problems with issuing PKI certificates have been resolved and you may resume requesting and approving certificates.

We apologize for any inconveniences this has caused.

OSG PKI Certificate Issuance Problems

We are currently experiencing problems with host and user certificates issuance. The problem has been traced to the Certificate issuing entity and communication with DigiCert will be required to address the problem. We will keep you informed with progress and alert you when the issue has been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PKI Service Restored

The changes required to address the recent POODLE vulnerability ( had unexpected consequences. These have been addressed and the OSG PKI command line scripts are working properly at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GOC Service Update - Tuesday, October 28th at 13:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 13:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event that unexpected problems are encountered.

* Test repository blanking and removal of a misconfigured replicated repository. (OO-25)
* Add batch update capability. A new command will be created that will queue an update request rather than “try again later” response. (OO-28)

GratiaWeb 1.2-30
* Distinguish between transfers in and out (GRATIAWEB-53)
* Crush in /gratia/xml/user_quality query(GRATIAWEB-58)
* Gratia web disregard % of ownership listed in OIM (GRATIAWEB-64)
* Fix the reporting URL in configuration (GRATIAWEB-65)

Ticket 1.82
* Refactored chatjs out of GOC Ticket and made it a dedicated component hosted under nginx in order to solve frequent node https server crash (TICKET-103)
* Fixed an issue where closing parenthesis was considered part of highlighted URL

Upgrading from 6.2 to 6.3.8 to keep up with latest updates.
Please see release notes for

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

Monday, October 20, 2014

OSG PKI Command Line Interface Problem

In an attempt to protect the OSG services from the recent POODLE
vulnerability, the interaction with the OSG PKI via the command line
interface scripts was broken. We are working on a fix and expect a patch
to be in place on the OSG PKI service tomorrow.

This affects the following OSG PKI CLI scripts:

We apologize for any inconvenience. We will alert the community when things are once again available.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Announcing OSG Software versions 3.2.16 and 3.1.40 - GOC Ticket # 22731

We are pleased to announce OSG Software versions 3.2.16 and 3.1.40.

OSG 3.2.16 contains:
* Several improvements to HTCondor CE (see release notes for details)
* GUMS 1.4, which includes simplified user banning
* A bug fix for GridFTP-HDFS to avoid file corruption on certain transfers
* HTCondor 8.2.3 in the upcoming repository (and see NOTE below about production release)

OSG 3.2.16 and 3.1.40 contain:
* frontier-squid update including compressed access logs and other minor features
* CA certificate update to IGTF 1.59
* Many minor bug fixes

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

NOTE: We plan to move HTCondor 8.2 from Upcoming to the production OSG 3.2 repositories soon, perhaps as early as the November release. Please let the GOC, Operations, or Software teams know soon if you have questions, concerns, or comments about this change.

Need help? Let us know:

We welcome feedback on this release!

Please see ticket 22731 at:

Monday, October 6, 2014

SAVE THE DATE! 2015 OSG All-hands Meeting: March 23 to March 27 at Northwestern University, IL

The 2015 Open Science Grid All-hands meeting will be held at Northwestern University’s (NU) Evanston campus, Illinois, from Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27, 2015. The event will be sponsored by NU’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the NU Office for Research, NUIT (Northwestern University Information Technology), and CIERA (the NU Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics). As we move closer, more sponsors may be added to this list.

The schedule will follow the successful format from previous years:

US ATLAS and US CMS distributed facility – Tier-2 and Tier-3 – and the next Campus Infrastructure Community (CIC) meetings on the Monday and Tuesday.
Plenary talks from scientists, researchers and OSG leaders on the Wednesday.
“Ask the Experts” and other workshops on Thursday.
And the OSG Council face-to-face – open to Consortium members – at the end of the week.

Please visit our website at which will be updated with details about logistics, including accommodation and dining arrangements, as well as information about the program itself.

If you would like more information in the meantime or if you would be interested in participating in the planning process or program itself, please do not hesitate to contact us at