Account management: Account opening and closure

User accounts

Each user has a unique account which can be associated with all the projects in which the user participates.

For more information, you may consult our web page regarding multi-project management.

Managing your account is done through completing an IDRIS form which must be sent to .

Of particular note, the FGC form is used to make modifications for an existing account: Add a project, add/delete machine access, change a postal address, telephone number, employer, etc.

An account can only exist as “open” or “closed”:

  • Open. In this case, it is possible to:
    • Submit jobs on the compute machine if the project's current hours allocation has not been exhausted (cf. idracct command output).
    • Submit pre- and post-processing jobs.
  • Closed. In this case, the user can no longer connect to the machine. An e-mail notification is sent to the project manager and the user at the time of account closure.

Opening a user account

For a new project

There is no automatic or implicit account opening. Each user of a project must request one of the following:

  • If the user does not yet have an IDRIS account, the opening of an account respects the access procedures (modalités d'accès) defined by GENCI :
    • For regular access or preparatory access, use the GENCI account creation request form (DCC) after the concerned project has obtained computing hours.
    • For dynamic access, you may create/access your private space throughout the year via the DARI homepage, section “Développer des algorithmes en Intelligence Artificielle (IA)”, and the link “Création d’un compte ou connexion sur eDARI” (in French).
  • If the user already has an account open at IDRIS, he/she must complete the first section of the IDRIS FGC form, “Multiproject logins: Add a project”. This request must be signed by both the user and the manager of the added project.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: By decision of the IDRIS director or the CNRS Defence and Security Officer (FSD), the creation of a new account may be submitted for ministerial authorisation in application of the French regulations for the Protection du Potentiel Scientifique et Technique de la Nation (PPST). In this event, a personal communication will be transmitted to the user so that implementation of the required procedure may be started, knowing that this authorisation procedure may take up to two months.

Comment: The opening of a new account on the machine will not be effective until (1) the access request (regular, dynamic, or preparatory) is validated (with ministerial authorisation if requested) and (2) the concerned project has obtained computing hours.

For a project renewal

Existing accounts are automatically carried over from one project call to another if the eligibility conditions of the project members have not changed (cf. GENCI explanatory document for project calls Modalités d'accès). If your account is open and already associated with the project which has obtained hours for the following call, no action on your part is necessary.

Closure of a user account

Account closure of an unrenewed project

When a GENCI project is not renewed, the following procedure is applied:

  • On the date of project expiry:
    • DARI hours are no longer available and the project accounts can no longer submit jobs on the compute machine for this project.
    • The project accounts remain open so that data can be accessed for a period of six months.
  • Six months after the date of project expiry:
    • All the project data (SCRATCH, STORE, WORK, ALL_CCFRSCRATCH, ALL_CCFRSTORE and ALL_CCFRWORK) will be deleted at the initiative of IDRIS within an undefined time period.
    • All the project accounts which are still linked to another project will remain open but the default project may need to be changed via the idrproj command.
    • All the project accounts which are no longer linked to any project can be closed at any time.

File recovery is the responsibility of each user during the six months following the end of an unrenewed project, by transferring files to a user's local laboratory machine or to the Jean Zay disk spaces of another DARI project for multi-project accounts.

With this six-month delay period, we avoid premature closing of project accounts: This is the case for a project of allocation Ai which was not renewed for the following year (no computing hours requested for allocation Ai+2) but was renewed for allocation Ai+3 (which begins six months after allocation Ai+2).

Account closure after expiry of ministerial authorisation for accessing IDRIS computer resources

Ministerial authorisation is only valid for a certain period of time. When the ministerial authorisation reaches its expiry date, we are obligated to close your account.

In this situation, the procedure is as follows:

  • A first notification is sent to the user 90 days before the expiry date.
  • A second notification is sent to the user 70 days before the expiry date.
  • The account is closed on the expiry date.

To avoid this account closure, the user is advised to submit a new GENCI Account creation request form (DCC) to the address as soon as receiving the first notification so that IDRIS may begin processing a request for access prolongation. This process can take up to two months.

Account closure for security reasons

An account may be closed at any moment and without notice by decision of the IDRIS management.