For each scheduled proposal, the ESRF generates a UNIX account on the NICE system - ESRF Networked Interactive Computing Environment - for the collection and transfer of the data generated on the beamline during the experimental session. The account
The login corresponds to the experiment number. For example, for the experiment CH-1000, the login is: ch1000 (case-sensitive: small letters only)
The initial password is
The initial password may be modified by any of the users participating in the experimental session:
Note: The password displayed in the A Form is the 'initial password' generated by the system. If it is modified, the new password of the proposal will no longer be displayed via the A Form (a message will inform the users that a new password has been created). The new password will remain totally confidential.
Therefore, the user who modifies the password must communicate it to the other members of the team and the Local Contact.
The password is associated to the proposal number: the password to access the NICE account of a BAG or LTP proposal will remain the same for all experimental sessions scheduled for a BAG proposal and a LTP proposal, during their period of validity.
You can access your NICE account from outside the ESRF, by using SSH. Find out How to set-up SSH. SSH can also be used to change your password on the NICE account.