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A list of the principal acronyms for terms that are used in this Guide.

EGI Glossary

Please refer to the EGI Glossary for the definitions of the terms used in this Guide.


Full name Acronym
Attribute Certificate AC
Andrew File System AFS
Grid Acceptable Use Policy AUP
Certification Authority CA
Computing Elements CE
Distinguished Name DN
File Catalogue Name FCN
Fully Qualified Attribute Name FQAN
Grid Operations Centre GOC
Globally Unique Identifier GUID
Logging and Bookkeeping LB
Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid LCG
Logical File Name LFN
LCG Registrar LR
Message Passing Interface MPI
Privacy Enhanced Mail Security Certificate PEM
Personal Information Exchange File PKCS12
Resource Broker RB
Storage Element SE
User Interface UI
Unix ID number UID
User Information Group UIG
Subject Name SN
Virtual Organisation VO
Virtual Organisation Membership Service VOMS
VO Management Service VOMS
World Wide LCG WLCG
Workload Management System WMS