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James Macak
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Message 1097129 - Posted: 14 Apr 2011, 14:59:42 UTC

I'd like to recruit some friends to run SETI@Home and have the credits and stats go into one account. (That account is already attached to a group.) Can this be done without opening up my control of the account to everyone?

It's been quite a while since I set up SETI@Home under BOINC, but I seem to recall that an email address and password are required when adding a project to BOINCManager. Would that be my SETI@Home email address and password if a friend is first adding SETI@Home? (If so, it seems as if any of the users could change account settings.)

Or would a friend create their own account? If so, how can work credits be put into a different account? Can my SETI@Home "Weak account key" help me get around this issue?

Thanks!

Jim

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Message 1097136 - Posted: 14 Apr 2011, 15:46:09 UTC - in response to Message 1097129.

Can my SETI@Home "Weak account key" help me get around this issue?

I'd guess so. See also Weak account key in the BOINC wiki.

But why don't your friends just join your team (I suppose that's what you mean by saying "group") with their own accounts?

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Message 1097496 - Posted: 15 Apr 2011, 14:52:41 UTC - in response to Message 1097136.

Can my SETI@Home "Weak account key" help me get around this issue?

I'd guess so. See also Weak account key in the BOINC wiki.

But why don't your friends just join your team (I suppose that's what you mean by saying "group") with their own accounts?

Gruß,
Gundolf


Yes, I meant "team" where I wrote "group."

My own account belongs to a team. I wanted to gather me and my friends into the one account that belongs to a team. So it's essentially a team within a team. The question is, do they need my account's password to do this?

I had already read the Wiki page about the "Weak account key," but it's not completely clear to me on how the other accounts are first set up.

Thanks,

Jim
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Message 1097517 - Posted: 15 Apr 2011, 15:52:07 UTC - in response to Message 1097496.

Can my SETI@Home "Weak account key" help me get around this issue?

I'd guess so. See also Weak account key in the BOINC wiki.

But why don't your friends just join your team (I suppose that's what you mean by saying "group") with their own accounts?

Gruß,
Gundolf


Yes, I meant "team" where I wrote "group."

My own account belongs to a team. I wanted to gather me and my friends into the one account that belongs to a team. So it's essentially a team within a team. The question is, do they need my account's password to do this?

I had already read the Wiki page about the "Weak account key," but it's not completely clear to me on how the other accounts are first set up.

Thanks,

Jim

In any of several ways.

The easiest all around would be to set up an account_setiathome.berkeley.edu.xml file for them to drop into their BOINC data directory. If this file is there (any proper account file for any project, actually) BOINC will pick it up the next time it starts and add the project.

NOTE: It has to go in the same directory as the client_state.xml file. The data directory is listed in one of the first messages after a BOINC startup.

The contents of the file should look like:

<account>
<master_url>http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/</master_url>
<authenticator>WEAK AUTHENTICATOR GOES HERE</authenticator>
<project_name>SETI@home</project_name>
<project_preferences>
<resource_share>100</resource_share>
<no_cpu>0</no_cpu>
<no_cuda>0</no_cuda>
</account>
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Message 1098420 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 15:12:43 UTC - in response to Message 1097517.

Thanks guys, that helps.

Jim

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