November 30, 2017 to December 1, 2017
The Square Meeting Centre
Europe/Brussels timezone
Connecting the building blocks for Open Science


AAI for Researchers

Nov 30, 2017, 2:00 PM
The Square Meeting Centre

The Square Meeting Centre

Mont des Arts street, no. 1000 Brussel, Belgium


AAI for Researchers

  • Licia Florio (GÉANT)


Over the last years there have been significant developments in the way authentication and authorisation is handled by large research collaborations. Everybody recognises the importance of a secure and reliable infrastructure to manage users and groups they belong to, to reduce the number of credentials users need and consequently the services they can access to.

Now more than ever, however researchers feel they should be able to log in once and access as many resources and services as needed regardless of the research or e-infrastructures that offers them. This approach poses new challenges on the r/e-infrastructures service providers.

In this interactive session we would like to both present collaborative approaches as well as get feedback - from the communities beyond those already engaged in AARC and research federations - on the suitability of the approach.

Inspired by the research and infrastructure needs of global collaboration, best practices and architectural models for collaborations have been developed that allow infrastructures to build their own AAI without reinventing the wheel.

We will present this blueprint and the "proxy" concept, and also show (asking research infrastructures to report on their experience) how it's applied to production. Operational and sustainability aspects will be addressed jointly with the AEGIS Infrastructures implementing this blueprint today.

We will ask participants to provide real time inputs using online tools and by organising round tables during the session.

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Licia Florio (GÉANT)
11/30/17, 2:00 PM
Mr Christos Kanellopoulos (GÉANT)
11/30/17, 2:30 PM
Mr Nicolas Liampotis (GRNET)
11/30/17, 2:40 PM
David Groep (NIKHEF)
11/30/17, 2:50 PM
Mr Arnout Terpstra (SURFnet)
11/30/17, 3:15 PM
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