QCG Broker Client Installation


  • Required Packages
    • Java (>= 1.5)

      For SL5.x

      yum install java-1.6.0-sun-compat.x86_64
    • Apache Ant (>= 1.6) ("Optional tasks for ant" are required. For SL5.x the ant-nodeps.x86_64 package must be installed)

      For SL5.x

      yum install ant.x86_64 ant-nodeps.x86_64
    • xml-commons-apis - installation of this package is not mandatory, but is recommended to avoid confusing information about not important errors.

      For SL5.x

      yum install xml-commons.x86_64 xml-commons-apis.x86_64
  • trusted CA certificates To enable secure communication between client and QCG-Broker service set of trusted CA certificates must be copied either into /etc/grid-security/certificates directory or configured for every user.

For the PL-Grid project: Install Polish Grid and PL-Grid Simpla-CA certificates:

wget https://dist.eugridpma.info/distribution/igtf/current/accredited/RPMS/ca_PolishGrid-1.44-1.noarch.rpm
wget http://software.plgrid.pl/packages/general/ca_PLGRID-SimpleCA-1.0-2.noarch.rpm
wget https://dist.eugridpma.info/distribution/util/fetch-crl/fetch-crl-2.8.5-1.noarch.rpm

rpm -i ca_PolishGrid-1.40-1.noarch.rpm 
rpm -i ca_PLGRID-SimpleCA-1.0-2.noarch.rpm 

#install certificate revocation list fetching utility 
rpm -i fetch-crl-2.8.5-1.noarch.rpm

#get fresh CRLs now

#install cron job for it
cat > /etc/cron.daily/fetch-crl.cron << EOF

chmod a+x /etc/cron.daily/fetch-crl.cron


The client can be installed using the QCG-Broker precompiled source distribution. This kind of installation is designed for every Linux distribution meeting described above requirements. The installation can be performed as well by system administrator (to deploy one common instance of client accesible for all users) as every regular user (that wants to have his own instance of client).

Downloading distribution


The distribution contains precompiled version of QCB-Broker command-line client, that can be deployed as it is. The compilation step is optional and can be skiped, except the situation in which some specific compiler options should be added or changed.

  • compile sources
    cd qcg-broker-<VERSION>
    ant client-stubs client


  • setup deployment configuration - all configuration variables are placed in client-deploy.prop file
    • client.deploy.dir - directory where QCG-Broker client will be deployed
    • client.service.host - QCG-Broker service hostname
    • client.service.port - QCG-Broker service port
    • client.service.dn - QCG-Broker credential DN


  • deploy QCG-Broker command-line client
    ant deploy-client


For the description how to use the QCG-Broker client please see the QCG-Broker User Guide.


For license details please visit the  QCG License page.