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Please use this Tutorial with caution, we are currently updating it.


 

EPN2020-RI

 

EUROPLANET2020 Research Infrastructure 

H2020-INFRAIA-2014-2015 

Grant agreement no: 654208

 

Document: VESPA- WP6-2-007-TD-v 0.4

 

 

Registering your VESPA EPN-TAP Server

 

 

 

Date: 2017-11-16

Start date of project: 01 September  2015

 Duration: 48 Months

Responsible WP Leader: OBSPARIS / Stéphane Erard

 

Project co-funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

Dissemination level

PU

Public

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PP

Restricted to other programme participants (including the Commission Service)

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RE

Restricted to a group specified by the consortium (including the Commission Services)

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CO

Confidential, only for members of the consortium (excluding the Commission Services)

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Project Number

654208

Project Title

EPN2020 - RI

Project Duration

48 months: 01 September 2015 – 30 August 2019

Document Number

VESPA-WP6-2-007-TD-v0.4(65)

Delivery date

 

Title of Document

Registering your VESPA EPN-TAP Server

Contributing Work package (s)

WP6

Dissemination level

PU

Author (s)

Baptiste Cecconi, Pierre Le Sidaner, Stéphane Erard, Renaud Savalle, Markus Deimletner, Paul Sladen

Abstract: This tutorial describes first how to register your newly installed DaCHS server into the IVOA registry. It then introduces the various type of databases and links to corresponding tutorials.

 

 

Document history (to be deleted before submission to Commission)

Date

Version

Editor

Change

Status

21 Jan 2016

0.1

Baptiste Cecconi

First issue

DRAFT

 

0.2

Nathanael Jourdane, Baptiste Cecconi

Added details

DRAFT

 0.3Baptiste CecconiSmall modificationsDRAFT
 0.4Baptiste CecconiChange name of documentDRAFT

 

Table of Contents

 

1. Introduction

This document presents the configuration procedure of the VESPA service installed during the first part of the tutorial. We propose here to set up the Registry configuration (Section 2), as well as a test TAP service (Section 3). 

In all this document, you will have to replace all text between <<...>> with the value that you have selected for your installation.

In order to prepare the installation, here is a table to be filled with the parameters of you installation:

Parameter NameYour ValueExample Value for tutorial
my_servername................................................................................voparis-test
my_domain................................................................................obspm.fr
maintainer_email................................................................................vo.paris@obspm.fr
authority-ivoid (1)................................................................................ivo://vopdc.obspm
creator_name (2)
................................................................................Pierre Le Sidaner
logo_url (3)
................................................................................http://padc.obspm.fr/img/logo/padc.png
authority_creationDate (4)
................................................................................
2014-06-03T08:59:09.697573Z
authority_title
................................................................................Paris Astronomical Data Centre
authority_shortname
................................................................................PADC
authority_description
................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................

The Paris Astronomical Data Centre aims at providing VO access to its databases resources, at participating to international standards developments, at implementing VO compliant simulation codes, data visualization and analysis softwares. Paris Astronomical Data Centre offers a central support to the various projects through central storage and web servers computing facilities.

authority_url
................................................................................http://padc.obspm.fr
organization_title
................................................................................Observatoire de Paris
organization_description
................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ Founded in 1667, the Observatoire de Paris is the largest national research center for astronomy. About 30% of all French astronomers are working in its five laboratories and its institute. Situated on the Paris, Meudon and Nançay campuses, they are all associated with the CNRS and, in many cases, with the major scientific universities in the Paris area. The research done at the Paris observatory covers all the fields of contemporary astronomy and astrophysics.
organization_url
................................................................................ http://www.obspm.fr

(1) This ivo-id is that of your naming authority. If your institution is not registered you should put ivo://<<authority_name>>/org (see Tutorial Part 1).
(2) May be different from the maintainer_email. Contact Name is the Data Center contact person, whereas the Creator Name is the contact for this specific server.
(3) The logo must have the following maximum dimensions: width = 120px and height = 60px.  
(4) This date must be formatted in ISO-8901, see the example caution on format. 

2. DaCHS Registry Configuration

The Registry is the Information System of the Virtual Observatory (the yellow pages where all the services are registered). We describe a way to register your "authority ID" (description of the authority managing your resources) and the services provided by DaCHS. This operation shall be done only once. New services will be registered automatically.

First you need to create an identifier for your naming authority ID (ivo://authority_name)

Then open the configuration file:

sudo pico /var/gavo/etc/defaultmeta.txt

...and edit it with the following lines (see Tutorial Part 1 for some keywords):

publisher: <<authority_name>>
publisherID: <<authority-ivoid>>
contact.name: <<contact_name>> 
contact.address: <<contact_address>>
contact.email: <<contact_email>>
contact.telephone: <<contact_telephone>>
creator.name: <<creator_name>>
creator.logo: <<logo_url>>
authority.creationDate: <<authority_creationDate>>
authority.title: <<authority_title>>
authority.shortName: <<authority_shortname>>
authority.managingOrg: <<my_datacenter-ivoid>>
authority.referenceURL: <<authority_url>>
authority.description: <<authority_description>>
organization.title: <<organization_title>>
organization.referenceURL: <<organization_url>>
organization.description: <<organization_description>>
site.description:<<description of your site (data centre)>>

 

Then you have to update the userconfig.rd file in the same directory. This file does not exist yet on a fresh installation, so you have to create it. You first need to switch to the root user, and then create the file: 

cd /var/gavo/etc/
su #root password is asked
gavo admin dumpDF //userconfig > userconfig.rd
exit

Then open the registry-interfacerecords section of the userconfig.rd file for editing

sudo pico userconfig.rd

And in the file, remove the {UNCONFIGURED} text, so that the content is:

[...]
<!-- ================================ Registry Interface ============ -->
        <STREAM id="registry-interfacerecords">
                <doc>
                        These are services and registry records for the registry interface
                        of this service.
                        Even if together with defaultmeta, this will just work, keep
                        these elements in your etc/userconfig.rd.
                        The metaString macros in here generally point into defaultmeta.
                        Replace them with whatever actual text applies to your site;  we
                        will work to do away with defaultmeta.txt.
                </doc>
                <resRec id="authority"> <!-- ivo id of the authority is overridden in
                        nonservice.NonServiceResource -->
                        <meta>
                                creationDate: \\metaString{authority.creationDate}              
                                title: \\metaString{authority.title}              
                                shortName: \\metaString{authority.shortName}          
                                subject: Authority
                                managingOrg: \\metaString{authority.managingOrg}             
                                referenceURL: \\metaString{authority.referenceURL}                 
                                identifier: ivo://\getConfig{ivoa}{authority}
                                sets: ivo_managed
                        </meta>
                        <meta name="description">
                                \\metaString{authority.description}
                        </meta>
                </resRec>
                <resRec id="manager"> <!-- the organisation running this registry -->
                        <meta>
                                resType: organization
                                creationDate: \\metaString{authority.creationDate}              
                                title: \\metaString{organization.title}              
                                subject: Organization
                                referenceURL: \\metaString{organization.referenceURL}            
                                identifier: ivo://\getConfig{ivoa}{authority}/org
                                sets: ivo_managed
                        </meta>
                        <meta name="description">
                                \\metaString{organization.description}
                        </meta>
                </resRec>
[...]

In case your organisation is already registered, you need to remove the <resRec id="manager"> ... </resRec> element.

Once this is done, we can publish your registry interface, by issuing the following command:

sudo gavo pub //services

Read http://docs.g-vo.org/DaCHS/opguide.html#defining-basic-metadata for more details

3. Registering the DaCHS server in Registry of Registry

Go there: http://rofr.ivoa.net/regvalidate/

Enter the URL: http://<<dachs-server-address>>/oai.xml

First step on registry validation result on failed tests have to be None Found

Then a "Step 2: Register your Registry" will be proposed on the web interface with a button Register

Once you registry is inside the list of publishing registries, you have to wait at least one day for the information to be harvested and to see your service available in clients like Topcat

4. Unregistered a service

In case you build a test service and you register it by mistake, we describe how to set this service as inactive so it will not be visible on the registry any more.

In the q.rd file defining your service you have

<data id="collection" auto="false">
	<make table="epn_core"/>
	<publish/>
</data>

remove the line

	<publish/>

make under user dachsroot the command  

gavo pub q.rd

to be sure that the declaration have been removed go to

http://<<dachs-server-address>>/oai.xml/verb=ListIdentifiers&metadataPrefix=ivo_vor

Your collection will appear in strike characters. 

Assessing your dataset

Depending on your dataset (just a series of files, number for data processing levels, presence of metadata, format of data, existing relational database...) various processing may be required. In order to prepare the sharing with EPN-TAP, here is a check list of what you need:

  • Public access to the data files you want to share: either on your server, or on a remote server with a publicly accessible URL (e.g., at NASA/PDS or ESA/PSA).
  • Metadata (relevant for EPNcore) for each file
  • Preview image for each file

Select a suitable data format if the current format is recommended by VESPA.

 

To be Continued...

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2 Comments

  1. First you need to create an identifier for your naming authority ID
    it is not clear I think,
    if I have already a authority id does I have to do that ??
  2. this part of the tutorial is it only for registry the service and the author id if needs ? Or it is alos to configure the gavo services ?

     

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