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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Spectrum LSF
Components Scheduling
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 12, 2022

Why do we have to run "lspasswd" to register windows user's password in LSF ?

Customers hope they don't need to use lspasswd in Windows.


But LSF needs user's password to impersonate user before running user's job on a Windows execution host.


This is due to the designed feature of user authentication in Windows.


Windows needs user's password in order to impersonate user before running user's job on execution windows host. That's to say, LSF needs to logon the windows server to impersonate user. So user password is necessary. This is the limitation of windows host.

Linux user authentication is different. LSF does not need user password to login execution server.


Nevertheless, I hope you will consider whether there is a way to submit the work without using lspasswd in the future.

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  • Admin
    Bill McMillan
    May 9, 2022

    There is no practical alternative to this at present.