Access and login

Getting access

To gain access to the storage services, a formal application is required. The process is explained at the How to apply for a user account page.

Users must be registered and authorised by the project responsible before getting access.

To access or transfer data, we recommend to use ssh or rsync. More details on our page about File transfer.

Logging in

Access to your $HOME on NIRD and the project data storage area is through the login containers. Login containers are running on servers directly connected to the storage on both sites -that is Tromsø and Trondheim- to facilitate data handling right where the primary data resides. Each login container offers a maximum of 16 CPU cores and 128GiB of memory.

Login containers can be accessed via following addresses:


We run four login containers per site.

If you plan to start a screen session on one of the login containers or you wish to copy data with the help of rsync, you should log in to a specific container.

Addresses are:



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