Connect to ScienceCloud with Notebook Components

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2018 03:22AM PST

Summary: This article provides a high-level summary of how the ScienceCloud Connection component is set up to handle authentication for ScienceCloud connectivity.

To execute a protocol on a Pipeline Pilot server, a user must authenticate as a valid Pipeline Pilot user on that server. Whenever Notebook components connect to ScienceCloud, they must authenticate using the credentials of a valid ScienceCloud user. The Pipeline Pilot user and the ScienceCloud user can be the same user or different users.

When developing protocols, ScienceCloud authentication can be fully handled by using the ScienceCloud  Connection component available in the collection.Extensive description and user guide for this component is provided in the article Connect to ScienceCloud with Project Data Components.


  • The Notebook Collection includes a Notebook Connection component. When working with ScienceCloud Experiments, it is preferable to use ScienceCloud Connection component.
  • As components of the Notebook Collection requiring a connection are setup by default to use a connection named Connection1, using that value on ScienceCloud Connection component will make protocol development for ScienceCloud Experiments quicker.
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