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  • IfI Account: If you do not have an account at the institute, you should get one at the Technik Service (see here for further details).
  • Rtsys Account: To get access to the group's network you need to contact the system administrator. Per default, this account has the same name as the IfI account, and will be deleted (with some delay) after the IfI account has been deleted.
  • Password: You should change your Password immediately using /home/local/bin/passwd
  • Mailing Lists: As described here, you should subscribe to rt-all and, if you are a new staff member (Mitarbeiter), also to rt-ma. KIELER developers are also required to subscribe to rt-kieler-devel.
  • SSH: If you do not already have an SSH key, you should generate one to get access to some of the systems you'll be working with.

    titleGenerating an SSH key...

    An SSH-Key is a key pair for use in asymmetric cryptosystems. It can be generated with the program ssh-keygen, see man ssh-keygen for more details. An example for its use:

    Code Block
    msp@launchpad:~> ssh-keygen -t dsa
    Generating public/private dsa key pair.
    Enter file in which to save the key (/home/msp/.ssh/id_dsa):
    Created directory '/home/msp/.ssh'.
    Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
    Enter same passphrase again:
    Your identification has been saved in /home/msp/.ssh/id_dsa.
    Your public key has been saved in /home/msp/.ssh/
    The key fingerprint is:
    9f:1c:23:48:62:8c:e7:92:40:13:d5:c5:f5:79:e0:bd msp@launchpad

    The filename prompt for the key can be skipped with return. The passphrase is a symmetric key that is used to encrypt your secret key; if you write something there, you have to enter that same password every time you use your key, e.g. when you log in with ssh on a machine where the key is needed. The file .ssh/id_dsa is your secret key, you must never give this file to anyone else. .ssh/ is your public key, this is the one you can give to others so it can be used for cryptography.

  • Git: To get access to our Git repositories, register with our Stash system, upload your SSH key and ask the system administrator to add you to the user groups there.
  • Photo: To get listed on the group's website and poster, please send a portrait photo to the secretary. The portrait photo should have a height:width aspect ratio of 4:3, eg 640x480 pixels (or higher resolution).
  • Keys: To get a key to your office, please contact the secretary.
  • WWW: To further familiarize yourself with the group's activities and processes, you should surf and read the group's website and wiki. In particular, there is further advice if you write a thesis or if you prepare a paper for publication.
  • BibTeX: At the group we maintain central BibTeX files and a Digital Library .
  • KIELER: If you are working in the KIELER project, see the project website and especially read and follow the KIELER wiki!