In order to enable an iCal export link, your account needs to have an API key created. This key enables other applications to access data from within Indico even when you are neither using nor logged into the Indico system yourself with the link provided. Once created, you can manage your key at any time by going to 'My Profile' and looking under the tab entitled 'HTTP API'. Further information about HTTP API keys can be found in the Indico documentation.
Additionally to having an API key associated with your account, exporting private event information requires the usage of a persistent signature. This enables API URLs which do not expire after a few minutes so while the setting is active, anyone in possession of the link provided can access the information. Due to this, it is extremely important that you keep these links private and for your use only. If you think someone else may have acquired access to a link using this key in the future, you must immediately create a new key pair on the 'My Profile' page under the 'HTTP API' and update the iCalendar links afterwards.
Permanent link for public information only:
Permanent link for all public and protected information:
A new community on the horizon: CS3 — Cloud Services for Synchronization and Sharing50m
CS3 (Cloud Services for Synchronization and Sharing) is a new and growing community, which was initiated at the kick-off event in 2014 at CERN. Over the past few years CS3 workshops have become a point of excellence for cloud storage services and featured four editions hosted across Europe: CERN, ETH Zurich, SURFSara Amsterdam and CYFRONET Krakow. The distinct mark of CS3 is that it grew bottom-up, without a central entity being a sponsor or providing top-down funding.
At CS3 the industry leaders such as Dropbox present alongside startups or confirmed SMEs. CS3 also provides a discussion forum: what is the future of on-premise services deployed “in your lab” in the era of global transformation of the IT industry with the advent of commercial (“public”) cloud services on a massive scale? One of the strengths of the on-premise model for research institutions is the integration of cloud storage and file sharing services with other services available on site: Data Analysis Services, Cloud Infrastructure Service Stacks for Data Science, Collaborative Environments and so on. CERN is at the leading forefront of CS3 with many services such as EOS, CERNBox, SWAN, CVMFS but also services developed by other groups at CERN which are well established in the landscape of our laboratory.
CS3 is a place where interesting collaborations are fostered inside and across participating organizations. In this presentation we will show several examples of such collaborations. We will also summarize the latest workshop and invite the audience to the upcoming CS3 event in January 2019 in Rome: http://cs3.infn.it