Using Subscriptions

In order to be able to use the Datashare service you must first request access to it.

To do that you must log into subscriptions.rzg.mpg.de with your MPCDF account.

The steps you should know are explained below under ``Enable Services'' and ``Sharing services with external users''.

At the moment we only manage subscriptions to the Datashare service, but in the future several services will be self-managed through it.

ENABLE THE DATASHARE SERVICE

To get access to the Datashare service you must first subscribe to it.

To do so follow the following steps.

  1. Log into subscriptions.rzg.mpg.de with your MPCDF account
  2. Go to the "request a new service instance" on the homepage.
  3. On the services request page select datashare and click submit.
  4. You can now use the Datashare service as described here.

SHARING SERVICES WITH EXTERNAL USERS

In order to be able to invite an external colleague to collaborate you must complete two independent steps.

First, the colleague must have a guest account tied to his or her email address.

Second, you must add this colleague to your Datashare instance (Note that this does not mean that he or she has access to your data! It only means that you can then invite him or her).

INVITING AN EXTERNAL COLLEAGUE

Please follow the following steps:

  1. Log into subscriptions.rzg.mpg.de with your MPCDF account.
  2. Go to "Invite". Invite
  3. Fill out the form and click submit.
  4. Done!

Note that it is possible that your collaborator has already been invited by someone else. In which case you will get an ``already invited'' message.

Also note that on the subscriptions homepage the person you invited should now appear on the ``invited collaborator'' list.

ADDING AN EXTERNAL COLLEAGUE TO YOUR DATASHARE SERVICE

In order to be able to collaborate with an external colleague you must also invite him to your datashare service explicitly.

This may seem spurious at the moment, but once multiple services can be managed by yourself using the subscription service you may want certain collaborators to only be invited to contribute on certain services.

In any case we will now go ahead and add our new collaborator to our Datashare service, please follow the following steps.

  1. Log into subscriptions.rzg.mpg.de with your MPCDF account.
  2. Click on "grand/revoke" access next to your Datashare service.
  3. In the "Invited" list select the collaborator(s) you wish to add to your Datashare service.
  4. Click submit.
  5. Done!

You can now share files and directories for collaboration with this person.

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