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Re: [HTCondor-users] Adding a Windows node to an existing Linux-Pool

The Windows installer should have given the user that ran the installer ADMINSTRATOR access.   Lets check that.   please run

condor_config_val -summary

On your windows box and post the output.  

The Windows installer should also have created a tokens.d directory and a tokens.sk directory under the directory where HTCondor is installed (usually C:\Condor).   On Windows, the tokens.sk directory is where HTCondor looks for IDTOKEN signing keys,  so this directory is the equivalent of passwords.d on a Linux machine for IDTOKEN auth (but not for PASSWORD auth).

You should not need to store a pool password on a Windows machine unless you intend to use PASSWORD authentication between daemons.   Unlike on Linux, HTCondor Windows never uses the pool password as part of IDTOKEN authentication because the pool password on Windows is actually stored in the registry.

To use IDTOKEN authentication, it should be sufficient for whatever machine is running the condor_collector to have authorization for the Windows machine to join the pool. 

If you want to be able to issue tokens from the Windows machine, you can copy the POOL file from passwords.d on one of your Linux hosts to tokens.sk on the Windows machine. 

If you want to investigate why  condor_store_cred add -c   is not working, try adding this to your condor_config.loca file. 

TOOL_DEBUG = $(TOOL_DEBUG)  $(debug_cmd)

Then run 
    condor_config_val add -c -debug

And look at the debug output of this command as well as the MasterLog for that same time period.  


From: HTCondor-users <htcondor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Darius Jakobeit <jakobeit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, June 4, 2021 7:45 AM
To: htcondor-users@xxxxxxxxxxx <htcondor-users@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [HTCondor-users] Adding a Windows node to an existing Linux-Pool
Hello everyone,

I am currently trying to wrap my head around how to add a Windows 10 
node to an existing Linux-Pool (Ubuntu 20.04, HTCondor V. 9.0.0).

How did I set up the Linux pool? I followed the instructions here:

Using the get_htcondor script with a GET_HTCONDOR_PASSWORD. That 
worked like a charm. Now I want to add another execute node which is 
using the Windows 10 operation system. For that I installed HTCondor 
there using these instructions:

Now the problem here is, that I couldn't enter any HTCondor password 
during the steps in the GUI. A following "condor_status" in powershell 
gave me some authentification errors. From how I have understood the 
manual I think I am supposed to set the pool password with 
"condor_store_cred add -c". However, when I am trying to set the pool 
password with this command I am getting the following error:

"Operation failed. Make sure you have CONFIG access to the target Master."

Can anybody help me here?


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