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Personal CGI Service

  1. Visit the Request CGI Form to activate your personal CGI account.

    This will create a cgi-bin directory and set the appropriate permissions on that directory in your AFS account.

    Note: It can take up to 24 hours for your CGI account to become fully activated. Certain aspects of account creation will fail if you are over your quota limit.

  2. Install your CGI programs in the cgi-bin directory and set the file permissions on those programs by running the following command at the Unix command line:

    chmod 755 ~/cgi-bin/program-name

  3. Now you should be able to access your CGI programs by going to the appropriate URL. For instance:

    We put two sample scripts called and phpinfo.php in your cgi-bin directory when your CGI account is activated . You will know that your account is working correctly if you are able to run these scripts. For instance, if your username is jdoe, you should be able visit


    without any errors.

Last modified June 3, 2023