What is Karaage?

Karaage is a cluster account management tool. It can manage users and projects in a cluster and can store the data in various backends.


  • Can store user information and/or posix account information in LDAP/Active Directory/passwd file.

  • Email notifications.

  • Auto account creation - Allow project leaders to manage their users.

  • Applications work flow - Users can apply for accounts and be approved by project leaders.

  • Usage reporting. Report on a per institute, per project or per user for CPU usage.

  • Track usage of software and versions. Keep track of what software (and version) and type of jobs a user is running.

Admin access

When an administrator logs into karaage, they can do the following:

  • See/modify information about all users/projects/institutes/applications/usage etc.

  • Many changes are logged.

  • Anything a normal user can.

User access

When a normal user logs into Karaage (or an administrator), they can do the following.

Allows users to:

  • Modify their own account.

  • Change password.

  • Manage what projects they are in.

Allow project leaders to:

  • Approve/Decline applications to join their project.

  • Reset passwords for their members.

  • Track their resource utilisation and software utilisation.

Allow institute delegates to:

  • Approve/Decline new project applications.

  • Manage all projects and users under the institute.