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usermapping - user mapping entry file format
A usermapping entry is used to define alias names for a cluster user.
The user's name known by the scheduling system is known as the cluster
user. If the cluster user doesn't match the user account name on an
execution host, the usermapping feature can solve the problem.
Each line in the usermapping entry file specifies a user name and the
host(s) where he has an account.
A list of currently configured user mapping entries can be displayed
via the qconf(1) -sumapl option. The contents of each enlisted user
mapping entry can be shown via the -sumap switch. The output follows
the usermapping format description. New user entries can be created and
existing can be modified via the -aumap, -mumap and -dumap options to
A user mapping entry contains two parameters:
The cluster_user keyword defines the cluster user name. The rest of the
textline after the keyword "cluster_user" will be taken as cluster user
The user name on an execution host. Please note that the value for this
attribute might be overwritten for a certain hostgroups or single host.
Find an example below.
This is a typical user mapping entry for a cluster user mapping:
The entry will map the user peter which is defined in the cluster
system to the user peter on all hosts in the cluster except for all
hosts which are referenced in the hostgroup @linux. For all these hosts
the user will be mapped to pet1. For the host fangorn the remote user
will be peter1. hostgroup(5) to obtain for more information about
See sge_intro(1) for a full statement of rights and permissions.