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Request Access

The SharcNet cloud is located on https://cloud.sharcnet.ca/dashboard , To login to the cloud, you will need to request access by submitting a ticket to sharcnet. After access is granted, you will be able to login using your Compute Canada (not SHARCNET) username and password.

Keypair Creation

The first thing you need to do is to create a keypair. The key pair will allow you to login to the instances you create in the cloud. To do so follow the following guidelines Under the “Compute” tab, press on “Access & Security” tab in the left hand side.
(1) Press “Key Pairs” tab
(2) Create “Create Key Pair” in the upper right corner
(3) Choose a name for the keypair

The cloud will automatically download a file to your desktop. The file’s name will be “Name you chose for the keypair”.pem. This .pem file is the way you will access your machines

Modify a security group

To reach a service on your instances, you will need open a port on them.
Follow the following steps to achieve that:
(1)Under the “Compute” tab”, press on “Access & Security” tab in the left hand side.
(2)Press “Security Groups” in the left hand side.
(3)You can add rules using the “Add Rule” on the top right corner.
(4)Ingress traffic is traffic reaching your machine from outside world. Egress is the traffic your machine communicates to the outside world.