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Step-by-step guide

1. To start the VM provisioning process, navigate to https://use.jetstream-cloud.org.

2. Click Login in the top right to authenticate using your XSEDE credentials.


3. On the Globus Auth screen select XSEDE and click Continue.


4. Enter your XSEDE credentials.


5.  After you type in your XSEDE username and password, confirm whether you will allow your credentials to be used to access Jetstream.  You may wish to review the terms of service and privacy policies linked on that page. Generally, this screen will only be displayed the first time you log into Jetstream, however, changes to Globus Auth might cause this screen to be displayed on a later login to Jetstream.  To use Jetstream, click Allow.


6. To proceed, click  Allow and the web interface to Jetstream will load.

7. Once authenticated via Globus Auth, the Jetstream Dashboard will be displayed.  On this page you will be able to:

  • launch a new instance
  • browse help resources
  • change settings
  • view resources and usage history
  • view a Jetstream Community Activity feed




After provisioning a VM it can be accessed a number of ways, including:

See Logging in to your VM for more details.


Find the public IP assigned to your instance from the VM

If your VM has a public IP address and you need to find that IP (and don’t have ready access to the Jetstream interface), use wget or curl from the command line to get your public IP:

wget http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/public-ipv4 -qO -
wget http://ipinfo.io/ip -qO -
curl http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/public-ipv4
curl http://ipinfo.io/ip

*Note: http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/public-ipv4 works even in conditions in which external DNS servers are not accessible.

**Note: The only way to acquire a static IP address is to use the Jetstream API interface. See Using the Jetstream API for details.