Obtaining a DSRC account begins with requesting a pIE Account
Before you can get an account on any of our systems, you must first get an account on the Portal to the Information Environment (commonly called a pIE account). If you do not yet have an active pIE account, please visit the CCAC Accounts Page and follow the instructions there before proceeding. As you go through the steps of creating an "active" pIE account, you will also be completing necessary steps to creating an ARL DSRC account in steps 2 & 3 below (note: all users must have an "active" pIE account before sending a visit request (VR) requesting access to the ARL DSRC) .
As you go through the process of obtaining your pIE account, you will receive a series of e-mails signifying where you are in the account creation process. An explanation of each email notification can be found in FAQ #4.
Once you have an active pIE account, you may then request an account at the ARL DSRC (commonly called an HPC account). The following information will guide you through that process. Before proceeding, we recommend that you do the following:
- Review the frequently used terms at the bottom of this page.
- Review steps 1-4 of the account application process, below. This simple summary will help ensure that you are able to complete the process with a minimum of difficulty.
- View our Accounts FAQ page. This short page answers a few commonly asked questions and will help you quickly find the information you will need to work on our systems.
Steps 1-4 of the Account Application Process:
Complete the pIE ApplicationThis step is completed in following the instructions on the CCAC Accounts page. If you have not yet done so, please go to the CCAC Accounts Page and follow the instructions there before proceeding.
Complete Required Online Training, Sign, and Fax to the ARL DSRC S/AAA
This step is completed in following the instructions on the CCAC Accounts page. If you haven't yet done so, please go to the CCAC Accounts Page and follow the instructions there before proceeding.
Note that DoD Information Assurance Awareness Training is required. Signed certificates of completion should be faxed to the ARL DSRC S/AAA:E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (410) 278-6819
On the CCAC Accounts page, you were asked to have a Visit Request (VR) sent to ERDC. You will also need to have a VR sent to ARL as well. You may save time by requesting that both VRs be sent at the same time. Ask your security office to send a VR to both ERDC and ARL DSRC security offices. For information on where to send your VR, contact the ARL DSRC S/AAA:
Tel: (410) 278-6819
IMPORTANT:Before access can be granted to any HPCMP or ARL system, you must have a security clearance or a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI). If you do not, have your security office initiate an NACI. You must have a clearance or NACI before a visit request can be sent.
User Agreement and Section IIIThis step is completed in following the instructions on the CCAC Accounts page. If you haven't yet done so, please go to the CCAC Accounts Page and follow the instructions there before proceeding.
You must sign and fax a copy of your DoD Information System User Agreement and your completed Section III form to CCAC:
Fax: (937) 656-9538
Tel: (877) 222-2039
Security Clearance Process/Requirements
For FY2013, National Agency Checks (NAC) will no longer be accepted. Users will need a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) or security clearance to establish an HPCMP account request.
The new Single Visit Request process requires that all VRs be forwarded to ERDC. This information is on the CCAC Accounts page. Ask your security office to send a VR to ERDC security office.
- Security Specialist (Attn: HPC FSO)
- Fax: 601-634-7539
- JPAS SMO Code: W03GAA
If a classified account is required at the ARL DSRC, a VR will need to be sent to ARL Security. Please contact ARL DSRC SAAA for information on where to send your VR:
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Tel: 410-278-6819
Definitions of Frequently Used TERMS:
The Portal to the Information Environment (pIE) is a DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program Office-wide software tool for tracking users.
The Service/Agency Approval Authority (S/AAA) is an individual who can authorize your access to DoD resources. If you do not know who your S/AAA is, email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The Principal Investigator (PI) is the project leader who determines who gets computer accounts for specific projects. (Your S/AAA can help determine who your PI will be).
The Site Account Manager (SAM) is the person responsible for assigning Kerberos principals. All Kerberos Principals are assigned into the HPCMP Corporate Realm (HPCMP.HPC.MIL) by the SAM at the Consolidated Customer Assistance Center (CCAC).
The Kerberos principal is assigned by the SAM at the Consolidated Customer Assistance Center (CCAC). Your Kerberos principal identifies you to the Kerberos software that provides security for logging into the HPC machines.