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access_list - Sun Grid Engine access list file format


Access lists are used in Sun Grid Engine to define access permissions of users to queues (see or parallel environments (see A list of currently configured access lists can be displayed via the -sul option. The contents of each enlisted access list can shown via the -su switch. The output follows the access_list format description. New access lists can be created and existing can be modified via the -au and -du options to

Departments are a special form of access list that additionally allow assignment of functional shares and override tickets.

Note, Sun Grid Engine allows backslashes (\) be used to escape newline (\newline) characters. The backslash and the newline are replaced with a space (" ") character before any interpretation.


The following list of access_list parameters specifies the access_list content:


The name of the access list as defined for userset_name in


The type of the access list, currently one of ACL, or DEPT or a combination of both in a comma separated list. Depending on this parameter the access list can be used as access list only or as a department.


The amount of override tickets currently assigned to the department.


The current functional share of the department.


The entries parameter contains the comma separated list of those UNIX users (see user_name in or those primary UNIX groups that are assigned to the access list or the department. Only a user's primary UNIX group is used; secondary groups are ignored. Only symbolic names are allowed. A group is differentiated from a user name by prefixing the group name with a '@' sign. Pure access lists allow enlisting any user or group in any access list.

When using departments, each user or group enlisted may only be enlisted in one department, in order to ensure a unique assignment of jobs to departments. To jobs whose users do not match with any of the users or groups enlisted under entries the defaultdepartment is assigned, if existing.


See for a full statement of rights and permissions.