Collaboration Account


In Minerva, we provide collaboration accounts to groups who have needs to perform group-related activities, such as management of group website or archiving project directory. It would also be convenient for group members to transfer their responsibilities to another.

The SLA we have for this is as follows:

  • Logins will not be made available via collaboration accounts.
  • User does not get the password for the account.
  • User does not get a Yubikey for the account.
  • The account is setup as an external account.
  • A user will be able to change to collaboration account by using the cologin command and by no other means.
  • Cologin command is only available on the internal login nodes, i.e., minerva4, login1 and login2.
  • There will be one owner of the account responsible for activities under the account.
  • Multiple users can be added to have access to the collaboration account.

If your group would like to have a collaboration account, please send a ticket to, indicating your justification of needs and agreement of SLA terms.

Example of switching to the collaboration account “collab”:

[thakub01@login1 ~]$ /opt/collab/bin/cologin collab
[collab@login1 ~]$ date
Mon Jul 9 14:33:02 EDT 2018
[collab@login1 ~]$ exit
[thakub01@login1 ~]$