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Password Storage and Retrieval

The Password Storage and Retrieval (PSR) system is a supplement to OpenPBS that allows PBS jobs to run with AFS authentication. It does this by strongly encrypting a user's password so the PBS server can retrieve and decrypt it when the user's job is run. The decrypted password is used to obtain an AFS token, allowing the job to run with AFS authentication. A "shepherd" process is forked into the background to renew the AFS token periodically to ensure that the token never expires while the job is still running.

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Recent releases

  •  21 Dec 2000 00:32

    Release Notes: An important bugfix to the included OpenPBS patch that fixes "Job not running -- premature end of message" errors from the output of the qstat command and other bad behavior from OpenPBS. It also includes a small number of other minor bugfixes, some code cleanup, and minor updates for OpenPBS 2.3.2pl8.

    •  16 Nov 2000 02:06

      Release Notes: Initial freshmeat posting.


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