Usage rules

Please get acquainted with the usage rules before becoming a full member. You need to accept the rules before continuing.


This Acceptable Use Policy applies to all members of the Virtual Organisation, hereafter referred to as the VO, with reference to use of the EGI Grid infrastructure, hereafter referred to as the Grid. The VO management owns and gives authority to this policy.

The goal of the VO is to allow the members of the ELI project to perform computing activities relevant for the project. Members and Managers of the VO agree to be bound by the Grid Acceptable Usage Rules, VO Security Policy and other relevant Grid Policies, and to use the Grid only in the furtherance of the stated goal of the VO.

GRID Acceptable Use Policy

By registering with the Virtual Organization (the "VO") as a GRID user you shall be deemed to accept these conditions of use:

  • 1. You shall only use the GRID to perform work, or transmit or store data consistent with the stated goals and policies of the VO of which you are a member and in compliance with these conditions of use.
  • 2. You shall not use the GRID for any unlawful purpose and not (attempt to) breach or circumvent any GRID administrative or security controls. You shall respect copyright and confidentiality agreements and protect your GRID credentials (e.g. private keys, passwords), sensitive data and files.
  • 3. You shall immediately report any known or suspected security breach or misuse of the GRID or GRID credentials to the incident reporting locations specified by the VO and to the relevant credential issuing authorities.
  • 4. Use of the GRID is at your own risk. There is no guarantee that the GRID will be available at any time or that it will suit any purpose.
  • 5. Logged information, including information provided by you for registration purposes, shall be used for administrative, operational, accounting, monitoring and security purposes only. This information may be disclosed to other organizations anywhere in the world for these purposes. Although efforts are made to maintain confidentiality, no guarantees are given.
  • 6. The Resource Providers, the VOs and the GRID operators are entitled to regulate and terminate access for administrative, operational and security purposes and you shall immediately comply with their instructions.
  • 7. You are liable for the consequences of any violation by you of these conditions of use.
  • Certification Authority

    A Certification Authority (CA) is a body responsible for establishing and, thereafter, guaranteeing a formal link between a person, application, or server and a public key (chain of 1024 bits or more). Its role is to verify the correctness of the information contained in the electronic identification certificate it issues. The setting-up of a Certification Authority entails the definition of a Certificate Policy (CP) and a Certification Practice Statement (CPS), and the establishment of a set of rules defining the criteria for the award of the Certificate, its detailed scope and any procedures relating thereto.


    The certificate is an electronic document, digitally signed by a Certification Authority, that asserts to an association between an identifier and a particular public key. The Certification Authority asserts, to the level defined in its CP and CPS, that this identifier is associated with an identity (a person, application, or machine), by issuing a digitally signed certificate and by not including this certificate in the Certificate Revocation List published by the CA.

    At the moment of issuing a certificate, the CA asserts to a level defined in its CP and CPS that

    The certificate is based on standardised protocol X509 (ITU-T X 509 international standard V3 - 1996) (RFC2459).


    A person with access to the MPI-Kickstart Resources.

    MPI-Kickstart user account

    A MPI-Kickstart user account gives access to the MPI-Kickstart Resources made available by the participating sites.

    Access authorisations are strictly personal and may under no circumstances be transferred to a third party, not even temporarily. Authorisations may be withdrawn at any time and expire upon termination of the professional activity for which they were granted.

    Virtual Organization

    A Virtual Organization (VO) is a dynamic set of individuals and/or institutions that are defined according to a set of coordinated resource sharing rules. These sharing rules cover access to all types of resources including computers, software and data. Other VO(s) will be created and maintained as required by the project and/or by different user groups. Users may be members of one