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ECMWF::ECaccess(3pm)					User Contributed Perl Documentation				      ECMWF::ECaccess(3pm)

ECMWF::ECaccess - Perl extension to access the ECMWF ECaccess Web Services (or ECaccess API) SYNOPSIS
What are the ECaccess Web Services? How to use it? ECaccess Authentication ECaccess Token Control Channel Data Channel Upload/Download FILEs Release Token ECaccess File System Where can I find examples? See Also DESCRIPTION
ECMWF::ECaccess is a Perl module which provides access to the ECMWF ECaccess Web Services (or ECaccess API). WHAT ARE THE ECACCESS WEB SERVICES
? The SOAP ECaccess API was created for developers and researchers interested in using ECMWF facilities in their applications. Developers write software programs that connect remotely to the SOAP ECaccess Service. Communication is performed via SOAP, an XML-based mechanism for exchanging typed information. Developers can issue requests to the following SOAP ECaccess Methods: Gateways Requests String getGatewayName(); Boolean gatewayIsConnected(); GatewayResponse getGateway(String token, String gateway); GatewayResponse[] getGatewayList(String token); Certificates and Tokens Requests byte[] createCertificate(String ecuser, String passcode); String getTokenFromCertificate(byte[] certificate); String getTokenFromUserPasscode(String ecuser, String passcode); OperationResponse[] getOperationList(String token); OperationResponse getOperation(String token, String operationName); Boolean releaseToken(String token); FILEs Requests Boolean changeFileMode(String token, Integer mode, String path); Boolean deleteFile(String token, String source, Boolean force); Boolean makeDirectory(String token, String dir); Boolean removeDirectory(String token, String dir); String getFileLastModified(String token, String source); Long getFileSize(String token, String source); Boolean copyFile(String token, String source, String target, Boolean erase); Boolean moveFile(String token, String source, String target); DirResponse[] getDirList(String token, String path, Boolean dir); String getInputFileHandle(String token, String source, Long offset); String getOutputFileHandle(String token, String target, Long offset, Integer umask); String getTemporaryFile(String token); JOBs Requests String getJobOutputHandle(String token, String jobid); String getJobInputHandle(String token, String jobid); String getJobErrorHandle(String token, String jobid); JobResponse getJob(String token, String jobid); JobResponse[] getJobList(String token); Boolean deleteJob(String token, String jobid); String submitJob(String token, JobRequest request); String restartJob(String token, String jobId); QueueResponse[] getQueueList(String token); QueueDetailResponse[] getQueueDetail(String token, String queueName); Events Requests EventResponse[] getEventList(String token); EventResponse getEvent(String token, String eventId); Integer sendEvent(String token, EventRequest request); ECtrans Associations Requests AssociationResponse[] getAssociationList(String token,String gateway); AssociationResponse getAssociation(String token, String gateway, String name, Boolean template); Boolean putAssociation(String token, String gateway, AssociationRequest association); Boolean deleteAssociation(String token, String gateway, String name); ECtrans Transfers Requests TransferResponse[] getTransferList(String token); TransferResponse getTransfer(String token, String transferId); Boolean deleteTransfer(String token, String transferId); String requestTransfer(String token, TransferRequest request); Boolean restartTransfer(String token, TransferRequest request, String transferId); IOs Requests (on FILEs and JOBs transfers) Boolean writeStringHandle(String handle, String string); Boolean writeBytesHandle(String handle, byte[] bytes); String readStringHandle(String handle, Integer size); byte[] readBytesHandle(String handle, Integer size); Boolean closeHandle(String handle); CosInfo Request String getCosInfo(String token); The following link provides the WSDL file you can use to generate code if your environment supports it: HOW TO USE IT
? ECaccess Authentication Using the ECMWF::ECaccess Module requires a valid certificate. Certificates can be created with the "ecaccess-certificate-create" command from an ECMWF user identifier and a PASSCODE (using a security token), it generates a certificate in ".eccert.crt" in the user's home directory. You need to ensure the following environment parameters are set with the correct values: (e.g. if your local ECaccess Gateways name is "" and you are using the default ECaccess http/s ports 9080/9443) The default values are pointing to the server. If you access your ECaccess Gateway through a proxy then you should also set the following: http_proxy= https_proxy= ECaccess Token You should generally request a token for the majority of methods available. For example, if your application requires submitting a new job, you should usually request a token from your certificate which grants access to the jobs management methods (e.g. submitJob, getJobList, deleteJob or getJobResult). When you obtain an ECacces Token for a user, you must use that ECaccess Token for all future interactions with the API on behalf of the user. In order to obtain an ECaccess Token you must use the following code: use ECMWF::ECaccess; my $ecaccess = ECMWF::ECaccess->new(); # Create the ECaccess Controler my $token = $ecaccess->getToken(); # Get an ECaccess Token Control Channel Once you have an ECaccess Token you must request a Control Channel to access the API: my $controlChannel = $ecaccess->getControlChannel(); # Get the Control Channel This Control Channel will allow you to call any method of the API. For example, let's move a FILE from ECfs to the super-computer: controlChannel->moveFile($token,'ec:test/a.out','c1a:/c1a/tmp/systems/syi/a.out'); Or let's get the CosInfo from ECMWF: print $controlChannel->getCosInfo($token)->result." "; Data Channel In order to Download/Upload Data to/from ECMWF you are required to use a Data Channel: my $dataChannel = $ecaccess->getDataChannel(); # Get the Data Channel The methods available on the Data Channel are the following: Boolean writeStringHandle(String handle, String string); Boolean writeBytesHandle(String handle, byte[] bytes); String readStringHandle(String handle, Integer size); byte[] readBytesHandle(String handle, Integer size); Upload/Download FILEs Suppose you want to Upload a text FILE you would do the following: $handle = $controlChannel->getOutputFileHandle($token,'home:/test.txt',0,600)->result; open FILE, 'test.txt' or die $!; while (read(FILE, $data, 524288) > 0) { $dataChannel->writeStringHandle($handle,$data); } $controlChannel->closeHandle($handle); close FILE; In order to Download a binary FILE you would do the following: $handle = $controlChannel->getInputFileHandle($token,'home:/a.out',0)->result; open FILE, ">", $target or die $!; binmode FILE; while (length($data = decode_base64($dataChannel->readBytesHandle($handle, 524288)->result)) > 0) { print FILE $data; } $controlChannel->closeHandle($handle); close FILE; In both cases you get a FILE Handle through the Control Channel and then you access the Data through the Data Channel. Once the Download/Upload is completed you close the Handle with the 'closeHandle' method. Release Token Once you have finished with your session you must release your token using the following code: $ecaccess->releaseToken($token); # Logout Please note that you can also use the Control Channel to Download/Upload Data if you require a secure connection for Data Transfers (https vs. http). ECaccess File System When accessing FILEs at ECMWF the following domains are available to the user logged-in: HOME: the $HOME directory (home:) SCRATCH: the $SCRATCH directory (scratch:) ECFS: the ECFS directory (ec:) ECTMP: the ECTMP directory (ectmp:) HOST: any server at ECMWF ({host-name}:) The format of the path is the following: [domain:][/user-id/]path If no user-id is specified then the current user-id is selected by default. The user-id parameter is not valid with the HOST domain. If no domain is specified then an absolute path will translate to an absolute path on the ecgate server and a relative path will translate to a path in the HOME directory of the current user. A few examples: "bin/a.out" a.out file in the $HOME/bin directory of the current user "home:bin/a.out" a.out file in the $HOME/bin directory of the current user "/tmp/a.out" a.out file in the /tmp directory on ecgate "home:/syi/bin/a.out" a.out file in the $HOME/bin directory of user syi "ec:bin/a.out" a.out file in the ECFS bin directory of the current user "ec:/syi/bin/a.out" a.out file in the ECFS bin directory of user syi "c1a:/c1a/tmp/systems/syi/a.out" a.out file in the /c1a/tmp/systems/syi/ directory of c1a WHERE CAN I FIND EXAMPLES
? The scripts which are provided along with this Module are good examples of what can be achieved with the ECMWF::ECacces Module. They use all the methods available through the ECaccess API and show the options available as well as the format of the messages which are return by the server. SEE ALSO
The ECMWF::ECaccess Module is based on the SOAP-Lite Module and therefore you might be interested in looking at the documentation related to this Module: The Server Side is based on Apache Axis2 (part of the ECaccess Gateway). Documentation is also available at the following place: If you have questions please contact: To download the latest ECMWF::ECaccess Perl Module please go to: AUTHOR
Copyright (C) 2010 by ECMWF ( This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.8 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available. perl v5.14.2 2012-04-16 ECMWF::ECaccess(3pm)
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