FAQ Answer

How do I request restricted data?

You must contact one of the experiment's principal investigators (PIs) and get a password. You can find the names of participating PIs by viewing the meta data for assembled data or temporary networks using SeismiQuery. When the PI has given you the password for the data, fill out the request form. At this point, you can use a number of request tools provided by the DMC to make your data request.  The password either allows access to the data stream (in the case of DHI) or decrypts a data set in public FTP (provided by tools like BREQ_FAST). You will need to use the password to “decrypt” the SEED data using OpenSSL, where specific instructions are provided in the email you receive when receiving the data from IRIS. But, in quick summary, you need to have OpenSSL installed on your system, and use this syntax:
    /usr/bin/openssl enc -d -des-cbc -salt -in seed.openssl -out seed  -pass pass:{passwd key}