globus-personal-gatekeeper(1) Manage a user's personal gatekeeper daemon


globus-personal-gatekeeper [-help ] [-usage ] [-version ] [-versions ] [-list ] [-directory CONTACT]


The globus-personal-gatekeeper command is a utility which manages a gatekeeper and job manager service for a single user. Depending on the command-line arguments it will operate in one of several modes. In the first set of arguments indicated in the synopsis, the program provides information about the globus-personal-gatekeeper command or about instances of the globus-personal-gatekeeper that are running currently. The second set of arguments indicated in the synopsis provide control over starting a new globus-personal-gatekeeper instance. The final set of arguments provide control for terminating one or more globus-personal-gatekeeper instances.

The -start mode will create a new subdirectory of $HOME/.globus and write the configuration files needed to start a and write the configuration files needed to start a globus-gatekeeper daemon which will invoke the globus-job-manager service when new authenticated connections are made to its service port. The globus-personal-gatekeeper then exits, printing the contact string for the new gatekeeper prefixed by GRAM contact: to standard output. In addition to the arguments described above, any arguments described in globus-job-manager(8) can be appended to the command-line and will be added to the job manager configuration for the service started by the globus-gatekeeper.

The new globus-gatekeeper will continue to run in the background until killed by invoking globus-personal-gatekeeper with the -kill or -killall argument. When killed, it will kill the globus-gatekeeper and globus-job-manager processes, remove state files and configuration data, and then exit. Jobs which are running when the personal gatekeeper is killed will continue to run, but their job directory will be destroyed so they may fail in the LRM.

The full set of command-line options to globus-personal-gatekeeper consists of:

-help, -usage

Print command-line option summary and exit


Print software version


Print software version including DiRT information


Print a list of all currently running personal gatekeepers. These entries will be printed one per line.

-directory CONTACT

Print the configuration directory for the personal gatekeeper with the contact string CONTACT.


Print additional debugging information when starting a personal gatekeeper. This option is ignored in other modes.


Start a new personal gatekeeper process.

-jmtype LRM

Use LRM as the local resource manager interface. If not provided when starting a personal gatekeeper, the job manager will use the default fork LRM.


Write audit report files to AUDIT_DIRECTORY. If not provided, the job manager will not write any audit files.

-port PORT

Listen for gatekeeper TCP/IP connections on the port PORT. If not provided, the gatekeeper will let the operating system choose.


Write job manager log files to DIRECTORY. If DIRECTORY is omitted, the default of $HOME will be used. If this option is not present, the job manager will not write any log files. will be used. If this option is not present, the job manager will not write any log files.


Try to use the SEG mechanism to receive job state change information, instead of polling for these. These require either the system administrator or the user to run an instance of the globus-job-manager-event-generator program for the LRM specified by the -jmtype option.


Write gatekeeper accounting entries to ACCOUNTING_FILE. If not provided, no accounting records are written.


This example shows the output when starting a new personal gatekeeper which will schedule jobs via the lsf LRM, with debugging enabled.

%  globus-personal-gatekeeper -start -jmtype lsf
verifying setup...
GRAM contact: User

This example shows the output when listing the current active personal gatekeepers.

%  globus-personal-gatekeeper -list User

This example shows the output when querying the configuration directory for th eabove personal gatekeeper. gatekeepers.

%  globus-personal-gatekeeper -directory " User"

%  globus-personal-gatekeeper -kill " User"
killing gatekeeper: " User"