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Geneious Software Guide

Ceres has a Geneious Server setup. This server is also providing 20 floating licenses for Ceres users use.

Caveats:

  • The floating license server will only work at USDA sites or via VPN due to firewall restrictions.
  • Geneious and its license server should work through both the regular USDA VPN and the SCINet ocvpn vpn servers.
  • If you do encounter license server issues let us know at scinet_vrsc@usda.gov

Install and start Geneious

First download the Geneious client from https://www.geneious.com/download/

Install it as usual and start it up.

Geneious will complain about not having a license. Click “Activate a License”

screenshot of Geneious software No License for Geneious R11 popup

On the “Enter Your License Details” screen,

  • select “Use floating license server”,
  • enter geneious.scinet.usda.gov in the “License Server” box, and
  • enter 27001 in the “Port” box.

screenshot of Geneious software Enter Your License Details screen

After Geneious is started (see picture below):

  • Click on “Geneious Server” in the list of Sources on the left
    • If you dont see “Geneious Server” in the list of “Sources” you may need to download the “Geneious Server Plugin” from the Geneious Downloads Page
    • Download the plugin then click on the file and it should install itself.
    • It should also be noted that the Geneious Server plugin version must match the version of the Geneious Server itsself. If in doubt update everything to current.
    • Geneious will need to be restarted after installing new plugins.
  • You will see a message on the right “you are not currently logged in to Geneious Server”. Select the “Log in” button.
  • On the “Login to Geneious Server” popup screen:
    • Enter Host name: “geneious.scinet.usda.gov”
    • Click the “Use SSL” box. You can leave the port empty, it should fill in 443 on its own.
    • Enter your Ceres username in the “User Name” box, usually firstname.lastname
    • Enter your Ceres password immediately followed by your Ceres GA code in the “Password” box as an example if your password was “MyP@55w0rd” and GA app is showing “123456” you would use MyP@55w0rd123456
    • Click “OK”

screenshot of Geneious software login screen

You should now be connected to the Geneious Server.