Running Jupyter Notebooks on Comet

UPDATE: Formerly scheduled for April 16. The date has changed to Thursday, May 21, 2020, 11:00am PT by Mary Thomas

Jupyter Notebooks are interactive web tools known as a computational notebooks, in which researchers can combine software, text, multimedia resources, and computational output. Notebooks can be launched locally and access local file systems, or remotely to provide access to a user’s files on the remote system. In the latter case, the notebooks are launched via a process that creates a unique URL that is composed of the hostname plus an available port (chosen by the jupyter application) plus a one-time token. By default, these notebooks are not secure, and potentially expose a user’s local files to unwanted access. In this webinar, we will present SDSC’s multitiered approach to running notebooks more securely: running notebooks in the usual way using the insecure HTTP connections; hosting Jupyter services on Comet using HTTP over SSH Tunneling; and the SDSC Reverse Proxy Service (RPS) which connects the user over an HTTPS connection. When used, the RPS will launch a batch script that creates a securely hosted HTTPS access point for the user, resulting in a safer, more secure notebook environment.

 

About the Instructor:

Mary Thomas, Ph.D. (SDSC | Computational Data Scientist, HPC Trainer)

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