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Step 3 - Setting up access to SDS

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Setting password

First, if you have not already done so, verify that you have changed your initial password , as per  Step 2. You will use the password you just changed when logging onto the SDS.

Upload and Download Not Allowed

The SDS is a controlled-access environment. Users cannot login using SSH/SCP, nor can they download results on their own.

If you need to upload data or programs, or download results, please ask the relevant data provider (see the "Requesting account" page for contacts). Also see the Validation page.

Logging onto the System

To logon to the SDS, you will be required to use an Nomachine (NX-based) remote desktop (no other access is allowed). The Nomachine NX client is free to use.
If you do not already have NX installed, follow these instructions:

  1. Install Nomachine Player.
  2. Once you have NX installed, you need to configure a "session". We have prepared a pre-configured NX session config file - you must use this file, otherwise access will not work.

    download pre-configured NX config file

  3. You should unzip it. The file contained within, called 'SDSx.nxs', should be imported into the Nomachine Player application.
  4. You can now open the "Nomachine Client", and should see a sessions called 'SDSx'. Open that, and when prompted for a password, use the password previously created.

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