GT 4.2.1: MyProxy

MyProxy is an online credential repository. You can store X.509 proxy credentials in the MyProxy repository, protected by a passphrase, for later retrieval over the network. This eliminates the need for manually copying private key and certificate files between machines. MyProxy can also be used for authentication to grid portals and credential renewal with job managers.

The following guides are available for this component:
Security Key Concepts For important general concepts. [pdf]
Admin Guide For system administrators and those installing, building and deploying GT. You should already have read the Installation Guide and Quickstart. [pdf]
User's Guide Describes how end-users typically interact with this component. Be sure to also read the GT User Guide for important general information for end-users. [pdf]
Developer's Guide Reference and usage scenarios for developers. [pdf]
Other information available for this component are:
Release Notes What's new with the 4.2.1 release for this component. [pdf]
Public Interface Guide Information for all public interfaces (including APIs, commands, WSDL, etc). Please note this is a subset of information in the Developer's Guide. [pdf]
Quality Profile Information about test coverage reports, etc. [pdf]
Migrating Guide Information for migrating to this version if you were using a previous version of GT. [pdf]
All GT MyProxy Guides (PDF only)Includes all GT MyProxy guides except Public Interfaces (which is a subset of the Developer's Guide)



private key

The private part of a key pair. Depending on the type of certificate the key corresponds to it may typically be found in $HOME/.globus/userkey.pem (for user certificates), /etc/grid-security/hostkey.pem (for host certificates) or /etc/grid-security/<service>/<service>key.pem (for service certificates).

For more information on possible private key locations see this.

proxy credentials

The combination of a proxy certificate and its corresponding private key. GSI typically stores proxy credentials in /tmp/x509up_u<uid> , where <uid> is the user id of the proxy owner.