A recap of the SARoNGS service in the UK


To aid discussion we present an overview of SARoNGS service: A translation between the 'Authentication' framework -- UK Federation, SAML, Shibboleth/OpenAthens -- adopted by most UK Higher and Further Education establishments, and the Authentication Authorisation Framework -- X.509, GSI, VOMS, LCAS/LCMAPS -- used by the UK Grid Communities.

We describe the service from a user's perspective and how it fits into the UK NGI AAA workflow. We describe the underlying technologies, where they fit well together and where they do not.

A more complete overview of SARoNGS service, project and experiences can be found in the paper "Linking Authenticating and AuthorisingInfrastructures in the UK NGI (SARoNGS)" PoS(EGICF12-EMITC2)150. Available: http://pos.sissa.it/archive/conferences/162/150/EGICF12-EMITC2_150.pdf