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MAC

Following are some software that might be useful on your machine and how to install.

VPN Client

You can find instructions for downloading and installing Cisco AnyConnect VPN client here  https://techservices.illinois.edu/services/virtual-private-networking-vpn/download-and-set-up-the-vpn-client

Office

You can download and install office on 5 machines. You can download it (after logging in) from https://www.office.com/

JetBrains

This is the software used by our group to development. Using an IDE will make your productivity 10 times higher. Depending on what project you work on you might need some of their tools. Best is to start with the toolbox https://www.jetbrains.com/toolbox/app/. You will also need to ask for a license, contact Rob Kooperfor one.

Once you have installed the toolbox you can select to install other tools, such as:

pyCharm : development tool for Python Development

Intelij Idea : development tool for Scala/Java Development

WebStorm : development tool for web Development 

there are many others as well.

Brew

Package manager for MAC allows to install many useful command line utilities (including java and python), see https://brew.sh/

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

Java

This assumes you have brew installed already. To install java 8 for example you can use:

brew tap AdoptOpenJDK/openjdk

brew cask install adoptopenjdk8

to make brew cleanup to work you might have to run

rm /usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/homebrew/homebrew-cask-versions/Casks/adoptopenjdk8.rb


Python

Install pip 

sudo easy_install pip

Install virtualenv

sudo pip install virtualenv

Install python 3

brew install python


Kerberos

Allows you to ssh to any NCSA host with no password (assumes you use same login on your mac as NCSA)

Run the following as root:

cat << EOF > /etc/krb5.conf
[libdefaults]
     ignore_acceptor_hostname = true
     default_realm = NCSA.EDU
     allow_weak_crypto = true
     dns_lookup_kdc = true
     forwardable = true
     ticket_lifetime = 90000
     renew_lifetime = 630000
     no-address = true
[realms]
     NCSA.EDU = {
               default_domain = ncsa.uiuc.edu
               kdc = kerberos.ncsa.uiuc.edu:88
               kdc = kerberos-1.ncsa.uiuc.edu:88
               kdc = kerberos-2.ncsa.uiuc.edu:88
               admin_server = kadmin.ncsa.uiuc.edu:749
     }
[domain_realm]
     .ncsa.illinois.edu = NCSA.EDU
     .ncsa.uiuc.edu = NCSA.EDU
     .ncsa.edu = NCSA.EDU
EOF

cat << EOF >> /etc/ssh/ssh_config
	GSSAPIAuthentication yes
	GSSAPIDelegateCredentials yes
EOF

sed -i~ 's/pam_krb5.so/& default_principal/' /etc/pam.d/authorization
sed -i~ 's/pam_krb5.so/& default_principal/' /etc/pam.d/screensaver


Windows

Not much here

VPN Client

You can find instructions for downloading and installing Cisco AnyConnect VPN client here  https://techservices.illinois.edu/services/virtual-private-networking-vpn/download-and-set-up-the-vpn-client

Office

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