Project leader - Graphical user interface (GUI)

  1. What is the project leader-GUI and what is the project leader’s role
  2. How to log on to the Metacenter Administrative System
  3. How to add users to your project
  4. How to sign user applications
  5. How to extend/end/give access for users of your project
  6. Organizing user lists
  7. Detailed usage statistics

 

1. What is the project leader-GUI and what is the project leader's role

As project leader (PL) you are the responsible for your Notur and/or Norstore-project. This involves applying for resources, signing user applications, extend user access, add users and administrate user lists and to be the overall responsible for your project. The project leader-GUI allows you to administrate these tasks (www.metacenter.no, click admin)  

In order to be a project leader it is necessary to have a permanent position at your institution. A PL is able to share the role with an assistant project leader (XO). The XO may have a permanent position, as well as being a PhD, master- or doctoral student. The XO has similar rights as the PL, but still, the PL is the main responsible.

In order to become a XO;

  1. Log on www.metacenter.no , click on admin
  2. Chose Connect a legacy project leader account in the four-point menu you see the first time you log in,
  3. Alternatively: PL sends a request to sigma@uninett.no.
  4. Note: It is possible to sign only one PL and one XO per project.

     

2. How to log on to the Metacenter Administrative System

In order to log on www.metacenter.no:

  1. Authenticate with either FeideID or OpenIdP as your identity provider. If you already have a Feide-account at your home institution/organization, please use this. If you do not have a Feide-account, please create an OpenIdP-account at https://openidp.feide.no.
Authenticate with Feide Authenticate with OpenIdP
  • Choose Feide as your identity provider
  • Choose your affiliation. if your institution is not listed, pleas contact local support at your institution
  • Choose Feide OpenIdP as your identity provider
  • Choose yes, continue if you have to confirm your personal information
  1. Register your personal information the first time you log on to www.metacenter.no. This creates a person in our system.

            
 

  1. Choose between the following options the first time you log in;


     

  2. Now you have entered the Metacenter homepage.
  3. If the left-menu is not visible, your FeideID is missing in our database. Please send an email to sigma@uninett.no

     

3. How to add users to your project

To add new users to your project;

  1. The user sends an electronic user application; https://www.metacenter.no/user/application/
  2. Project leader/or XO must log on www.metacenter.no to sign it
  3. Click on user applications to find the user applications to be signed
  4. UNINETT Sigma2 creates an account

To add existing users to your project;

  1. Log on www.metacenter.no, click admin
  2. Choose projects from the left-menu
  3. Click on assign users
  4. Search for first name, surname or email. Be as accurate as possible.
  5. Click on Lookup
  6. Then Add user
  7. Set end date in the boxes for the correct resources
  8. The user will now be added to the project and password will be sent from UNINETT Sigma2


4. How to sign user applications

To give a new user access to your project;

  1. Log on to www.metacenter.no, click on admin
  2. Choose user application

  3. Click on Go to application
  4. Approve the provided information, and click on click to sign

5. How to extend/end/give access for user of your project

  1. Log on www.metacenter.no, click on admin
  2. Choose projects,
  3. Click on assign users

6. Organizing user lists

UNINETT Sigma2 recommends that you organize your user list regurlarly

  1. To remove users from projects, set todays date and the access will automatically expire. The user will still be visible in your lists, without any access.
  2. If a user should not be in your list anymore, use the red stop-button at the end of the row for this user. All accesses will consequently be set to end today.

7. Detailed usage statistics

As project leader you can now find detailed usage statistics for your Notur project(s) on www.metacenter.no.

  1. Log on www.metacenter.no, click on admin
  2. Choose my projects
  3. Click detailed usage statistics