Linking Authenticating and Authorising Infrastructures in the UK NGI (SARoNGS)

Michael Jones, Emidio Giorgio (Editor)

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    Abstract

    The UK NGS aims to provide simple trusted access to digital services for the UK’s research community, in particular but not limited to Grid and Cloud provision. To achieve this we have to satisfy conditions laid down by three types of entities: individuals, resources, and the identification and attribute authorities who vouch for them. We have to set the bar high enough to satisfy resource owners, low enough to let most legitimate users in and yet also satisfy legal requirements. This makes it difficult if not impossible to fit one access mechanism to all stakeholders. SARoNGS was a JISC funded technical project that was developed in the UK to apply a federated access model (The UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research, based upon Shibboleth) to the grid environment. It resulted in a production service supported by the UK NGI to issue grid credentials, obtain Virtual Organisation Membership Service (VOMS) assertions and place them within reach of the user so to provide access these online digital services. We present the details of this service, the ways we joined the loose ends together, the remaining issues and future directions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the EGI Community Forum 2012 / EMI Second Technical Conference
    EditorsEmidio Giorgio
    Place of Publicationhttp://pos.sissa.it/archive/conferences/162/150/EGICF12-EMITC2_150.pdf
    PublisherProceedings of Science
    Pages1-20
    Number of pages20
    VolumePoS(EGICF12-EMITC2)150
    ISBN (Print)ISSN 1824-8039
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
    EventEGI Community Forum 2012 / EMI Second Technical Conference - Munich, Germany
    Duration: 26 Mar 201230 Mar 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceEGI Community Forum 2012 / EMI Second Technical Conference
    CityMunich, Germany
    Period26/03/1230/03/12

    Keywords

    • NGS
    • SARoNGS
    • Grid Computing
    • Authorisation
    • UK NGI
    • Authentication

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