VOMS clean installation

For VOMS 2.0.16, VOMS Admin server 3.8.1, VOMS Admin client 2.0.21

Repository configuration

See the repository configuration instructions.

A single-node installation, with the hardware recommendations given above should serve well most scenarios. Serving a large number of VOs (> 15) will require more memory and disk space.

Clean installation instructions 

These are the full instructions for a clean installation.


See the instructions in the repository configuration page.

Certificate revocation lists

You need EGI IGTF certification authorities certificates installed and the fetch-crl cron job enabled:

yum -y install ca-egi-policy-core fetch-crl

and enable a cron job that periodically refresh CRLs as follows:

/sbin/chkconfig fetch-crl-cron on
/sbin/service fetch-crl-cron start

Clean installation

Install the voms-mysql-mp metapackage:

yum install voms-mysql-mp

Configuration instructions  

This section provides information on how to configure the VOMS services and the services VOMS depends on (e.g., mysql). VOMS configuration is bootstrapped using its own configuration script, voms-configure.

A reference of VOMS services configuration files can be found in the VOMS Services Configuration reference.

Database backend configuration


Make sure that the MySQL administrator password that you specify when running voms-configure matches the password that is set for the root MySQL account, as voms-configure will not set it for you.

Ensure that MySQL is running. If not running, start it (as root) using the following command:

# systemctlstart mariadb (CENTOS 7)

The following commands change the password for the MySQL/MariaDB root account:

/usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password <adminPassword>
/usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root -h <hostname> password <adminPassword>

Configuring the VOMS Admin container

See the instructions above.

VOMS services configuration

Run voms-configure to configure VOs for both voms-admin and voms. The general syntax of the command is

voms-configure COMMAND [OPTIONS]

Available commands are:

  • install is used to configure a VO
  • remove: is used to remove a VO configuration
  • upgrade: is used to upgrade the configuration of a VO installed with an older version of voms-admin.

Usually, you do not have a dedicated MySQL administrator working for you, so you will use voms-admin tools to create the database schema, configure the accounts and deploy the voms database. If this is the case, you need to run the following command:

voms-configure install --vo <vo name> \
--dbtype mysql \
--createdb \
-–deploy-database \
--dbauser <mysql root admin  username> \
--dbapwd <mysql root admin  password> \
--dbusername <mysql voms username> \
--dbpassword  <mysql voms password> \
--core-port <voms core service port> \
--smtp-host <STMP relay host> \
--mail-from <Sender address for service-generated emails>

Note that the above command is entered as a single command; it has been broken up into multiple lines for clarity. The command creates and initializes a VOMS database, and configures the VOMS core and admin services that use such database. For more information about voms-configure options, see the man page.

An example MySQL VO installation command is shown below:

voms-configure install --vo test.vo \
--dbtype mysql --createdb --deploy-database \
--dbauser root --dbapwd pwd \
--dbusername voms --dbpassword pwd \ 
--core-port 15000 \
--mail-from ciccio@cnaf.infn.it \ 
--smtp-host iris.cnaf.infn.it

voms-configure is used also for removing already configured vos

voms-configure remove --vo VONAME

Available options are:

  • undeploy-database: Undeploys the VOMS database. By default when removing a VO the database is left untouched. All the database content is lost.
  • dropdb (MySQL only): This flag is used to drop the mysql database schema created for MySQL installations using the –createdb option

See the voms-configure help for a list of all the supported options and their meaning.