How To Request TACC Access to Media Storage

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) offers media hosting for Arctos users through an Arctos Project allocation. If you are using TACC to store media, you must first request access to the secure TACC storage.

To request access and an institution specific directory on TACC, create a special Github Issue called Arctos Digital Media Storage Request. The steps are listed below for reference.

 Please read all items and check off boxes as completed.

- [ ] Approval for access granted by Arctos Member Institution indicated through comments to this issue by the person who signed the MOU or person with administrative contact role in Manage Collection.

- [ ]  Approval for access granted by the Arctos Working Group (AWG) indicated through comments to this issue by a member of the AWG Officer Team.

- [ ] TACC username(s) of those who will need write access to the directory structure. Create a TACC User account through the TACC User Portal. Direct link: https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/account-request

- [ ] Indicate that all of the above have read and understand the [Arctos TACC Project Allocation Digital Media Policy](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1unq0N5bKDCVznnbHpe21Xiy4K4spW4b7g-YqqcDd2nQ/edit?usp=sharing) by comments to this issue.

- [ ] Indicate that all of the above have read and understand the [How To Upload Media to TACC - Large Batch Uploads](https://handbook.arctosdb.org/how_to/How-to-Upload-Media-to-TACC.html#large-batch-uploads) by comments in this issue.

- [ ] Add project description and estimated storage need as a comment to this issue.

- [ ] @ccicero has added the TACC username of the person(s) requesting media storage access to the Arctos Project at TACC.

- [ ] Full required path names (Directory structure) and permissions. Read and indicate understanding [Best Practice - Managing Directory Structures in the Arctos Project Allocation at TACC](https://handbook.arctosdb.org/best_practices/TACC_allocation.html)

- [ ] @dustymc has created the requested directories. 
**When this issue is closed, your request is complete. It is your responsibility to pay attention to this issue, and if you are requesting on behalf of others, please notify your local users directly or add their github user names to this issue for automatic email notification.**

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