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globus-gatekeeper - Authorize and execute a grid service on behalf of a user

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NAME

globus-gatekeeper - Authorize and execute a grid service on behalf of a user

SYNOPSIS

globus-gatekeeper [-help]
 
globus-gatekeeper -conf PARAMETER_FILE [-test] [-d | -debug] [-inetd | -f] [-p PORT | -port PORT] [-l LOGFILE | -logfile LOGFILE] [-lf LOG_FACILITY] [-acctfile ACCTFILE] [-e LIBEXECDIR] [-launch_method { fork_and_exit | fork_and_wait | dont_fork }] [-grid_services SERVICEDIR] [-globusid GLOBUSID] [-gridmap GRIDMAP] [-x509_cert_dir TRUSTED_CERT_DIR] [-x509_cert_file TRUSTED_CERT_FILE] [-x509_user_cert CERT_PATH] [-x509_user_key KEY_PATH] [-x509_user_proxy PROXY_PATH] [-k] [-globuskmap KMAP] [-pidfile PIDFILE]

DESCRIPTION

The globus-gatekeeper program is a meta-server similar to inetd or*xinetd* that starts other services after authenticating a TCP connection using GSSAPI and mapping the client’s credential to a local account.
 
The most common use for the globus-gatekeeper program is to start instances of the globus-job-manager(8) service. A single globus-gatekeeper deployment can handle multiple different service configurations by having entries in the /etc/grid-services/ directory.
 
Typically, users interact with the globus-gatekeeper program via client applications such as globusrun(1), globus-job-submit(1), or tools such as CoG jglobus or Condor-G.
 
The full set of command-line options to globus-gatekeeper consists of:
-help
Display a help message to standard error and exit
-conf PARAMETER_FILE
Load configuration parameters from PARAMETER_FILE. The parameters in that file are treated as additional command-line options.
-test
Parse the configuration file and print out the POSIX user id of the globus-gatekeeper process, service home directory, service execution directory, and X.509 subject name and then exits.
-d, -debug
Run the globus-gatekeeper process in the foreground.
-inetd
Flag to indicate that the globus-gatekeeper process was started via inetd or a similar super-server. If this flag is set and the globus-gatekeeper was not started via inetd, a warning will be printed in the gatekeeper log.
-f
Flag to indicate that the globus-gatekeeper process should run in the foreground. This flag has no effect when the globus-gatekeeper is started via inetd.
-p PORT, -port PORT
Listen for connections on the TCP/IP port PORT. This option has no effect if the globus-gatekeeper is started via inetd or a similar service. If not specified and the gatekeeper is running as root, the default of 2119 is used. Otherwise, the gatekeeper defaults to an ephemeral port.
-home PATH
Sets the gatekeeper deployment directory to PATH. This is used to interpret relative paths for accounting files, libexecdir, certificate paths, and also to set the GLOBUS_LOCATION environment variable in the service environment. If not specified, the gatekeeper looks for service executables in /usr/sbin, configuration in /etc, and writes logs and accounting files to /var/log.
-l LOGFILE, -logfile LOGFILE
Write log entries to LOGFILE. If LOGFILE is equal to logoff or LOGOFF, then logging will be disabled, both to file and to syslog.
-lf LOG_FACILITY
Open syslog using the LOG_FACILITY. If not specified, LOG_DAEMON will be used as the default when using syslog.
<option>-acctfile ACCTFILE</option>
Set the path to write accounting records to ACCTFILE. If not set, records will be written to the log file.
-e LIBEXECDIR
Look for service executables in LIBEXECDIR. If not specified, the sbin subdirectory of the parameter to -home is used, or /usr/sbin if that is not set.
-launch_method fork_and_exit | fork_and_wait | dont_fork
Determine how to launch services. The method may be either fork_and_exit (the service runs completely independently of the gatekeeper, which exits after creating the new service process), fork_and_wait (the service is run in a separate process from the gatekeeper but the gatekeeper does not exit until the service terminates), or dont_fork, where the gatekeeper process becomes the service process via the exec() system call.
-grid_services SERVICEDIR
Look for service descriptions in SERVICEDIR.
-globusid GLOBUSID
Sets the GLOBUSID environment variable to GLOBUSID. This variable is used to construct the gatekeeper contact string if it can not be parsed from the service credential.
-gridmap GRIDMAP
Use the file at GRIDMAP to map GSSAPI names to POSIX user names.
-x509_cert_dir TRUSTED_CERT_DIR
Use the directory TRUSTED_CERT_DIR to locate trusted CA X.509 certificates. The gatekeeper sets the environment variable X509_CERT_DIR to this value.
-x509_user_cert CERT_PATH
Read the service X.509 certificate from CERT_PATH. The gatekeeper sets the X509_USER_CERT environment variable to this value.
-x509_user_key KEY_PATH
Read the private key for the service from KEY_PATH. The gatekeeper sets the X509_USER_KEY environment variable to this value.
-x509_user_proxy PROXY_PATH
Read the X.509 proxy certificate from PROXY_PATH. The gatekeeper sets the X509_USER_PROXY environment variable to this value.
-k
Use the <command>globus-k5</command> command to acquire Kerberos 5 credentials before starting the service.
-globuskmap KMAP
Use KMAP as the path to the Grid credential to kerberos initialization mapping file.
-pidfile PIDFILE
Write the process id of the globus-gatekeeper to the file named by PIDFILE.

ENVIRONMENT

The following environment variables affect the execution of globus-gatekeeper:
X509_CERT_DIR
Directory containing X.509 trust anchors and signing policy files.
X509_USER_PROXY
Path to file containing an X.509 proxy.
X509_USER_CERT
Path to file containing an X.509 user certificate.
X509_USER_KEY
Path to file containing an X.509 user key.
GLOBUS_LOCATION
Default path to gatekeeper service files.

FILES

The following files affect the execution of globus-gatekeeper:
/etc/grid-services/SERVICENAME
Service configuration for SERVICENAME.
/etc/grid-security/grid-mapfile
Default file mapping Grid identities to POSIX identities.
/etc/globuskmap
Default file mapping Grid identities to Kerberos 5 principals.
/etc/globus-nologin
File to disable the globus-gatekeeper program.
/var/log/globus-gatekeeper.log
Default gatekeeper log.

SEE ALSO

globus-k5(8), globusrun(1), globus-job-manager(8)

AUTHOR

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09/08/2016 Globus Toolkit 6