voms - VOMS server
voms [-foreground] [-port port] [-backlog pnum] [-logfile file]
[-globusid id] [-globuspwd file] [-passfile file]
[-x509_cert_dir path] [-x509_cert_file file]
[-x509_user_cert file] [-x509_user_key file]
[-x509_user_proxy file] [-dbname name] [-username name]
[-vo name] [-timeout limit] [-test] [-conf file] [-uri uri]
[-version] [-code c] [-loglevel lev] [-logtype type]
[-logformat str] [-logdateformat str] [-debug] [--sqlloc path]
[--compat] [--socktimeout num] [--maxlog num] [--newformat]
VOMS - Virtual Organization Membership Service.
For the initial setup of the server, run the voms_install_db script as
Options may be specified indifferently with either a "-" or "--"
prefix. Their meaning is the following.
Runs part of the server in foreground. Easier debugging.
Listens on port port. The default is 754.
Sets the maximum backlof for the connections. The default is 50.
Selects the file for logging. The default is /ver/log/voms.
Sets the server's id. The default is the cert's subject.
Sets the globuspwd variable.
Reads the password to access the DB from file. The default is to read
it from the console during server's startup.
These options set the respective variables.
Sets the name of the DB. Default voms.
Sets the name of the user for the DB login. The default is voms.
Sets the name of the VO that owns this server. The default is
Sets the length of time that the information is valid, measured in
secods. The default is 86400 seconds (24 hours).
Prints information about the server startup and then exits.
Reads option from the file file. The options must be present one per
line in the format -option[=value] where the value part must obviously
be present only if it is required.
Defines the uri of the server that will be included in the generated
pseudo certificate. The default value is hostname:port
Prints information about the server and then exits.
Defines a subset of AC serial numbers to be used in case multiple
servers share the same host certificate. If not specified, this is the
same as the port number
Sets the type of messages that will be loggged. Acceptable values are:
· 1 - STARTUP, print startup messages.
· 2 - REQUEST, print messages during the request interpretation
· 4 - RESULT, print messages during the result sending phase.
This values can be ORed together to indicate that all the corresponding
types of messages are required. The default values is 255.
Sets the level of verbosity of log messages. Acceptable values are:
· 1 - LEV_NONE, do not log anything.
· 2 - LEV_ERROR, the default, logs only error conditions.
· 3 - LEV_WARNINGS, logs also warning messages.
· 4 - LEV_INFO, logs also general informational messages.
· 5 - LEV_DEBUG, logs also a lot of debug messages. Setting this
level of verbosity overwrites the value of the -logtype option to
Higher values include all messages printed by lower ones, and values
not documented here are translated as the highest level possible,
Sets the format used by the loggin system according toa printf-like
format string with the following directives format: \%[size][char]
where size, if present, sets the maximum length of the field and char
selects the type of substitution done. Possible values are the
· % - Substitutes a plain '%'.
· d - Substitutes the date. The date format is specified by the
· f - Substitutes the name of the source file that logs the message.
· F - Substitutes the name of the function that logs the message.
· h - Substitutes the hostname of the machine hosting the service.
· l - Substitutes the line number that logs the message.
· m - Substitutes the message proper.
· p - Substitutes the process' pid.
· s - Substitutes the service name ("vomsd").
· t - Substitutes the number of the message type. (see the -logtype
· T - Substitutes the name of the message type. (see the -logtype
· v - Substitutes the number of the message level. (see the -loglevel
· V - Substitutes the name of the message level. (see the -loglevel
The default value for this options is: "%d:%h:%s(%p):%V:%T:%F
This option sets the format used to print the date. The format is the
same used by the strftime(3) function, and its default value is: "%c".
This option puts the server into debug mode. This mode automatically
implies -loglevel 5. Also, this option hurts scalability and is not
suggested in a production environment
This option specifies the full path for the DB access library. Please
note that there is no default for this option!
This option sets the amount of time, in seconds, after which the server
will drop an inactive connection. The default is 60 seconds.
This options sets the maximum size of a log file. Please note that this
size is approximate, and may be exceeded by a few thousand bytes. In
any case, when the specified amount is surpassed, logfiles are rotated.
The default is 10Mb
This forces the server to generate ACs in the new (correct) format.
This is meant as a compatibility feature to ease migration while the
servers upgrade to the new version.
This option, if specified, forces voms to drop some of the checks done
as the authorization step before AC creation. Specifically, voms will
no longer be capable of distinguishing to certificates with the same DN
but different issuers. For obvious reasons, use of this option is
discouraged. Note also that activating this option requires a previous
check by the voms server administrator that there are no certificates
registered in the DB which the same DN and different issuers. If there
are, the result of a voms-proxy-init command for one of those users
will be unpredictable.
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voms-proxy-init(1), voms-proxy-info(1), voms-proxy-destroy(1)
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Vincenzo Ciaschini Vincenzo.Ciaschini@cnaf.infn.it.
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