SARoNGS Jens Jensen <j.jensen at rl.ac.uk> JISC access management event 30 June 2008
NGS “ To provide coherent electronic access for UK researchers to all computational and data based resources and facilities required to carry out their research, independent of resource or researcher location” 4 core sites, 7 partners, 7-9 affiliates
What is it? S hibboleth A ccess to R esources o n the N ational G rid S ervice But what does it do? Funded by JISC! Shebangs MIMAS VPMan ShibGrid SARoNGS
Goals Broaden the NGS user base Ease access for researchers who are not technology specialists London marathon ’06 image: Ian Wilson: CC Attribution 2.0
Goals Provide access to resources Encourage collaborations in Virtual Organisations
Goals Prevent unauthorised access Easier support for service provider
What’s in it for you? If you’re a user: non-certificate access to the NGS, mainly via portals
What’s in it for you? If you are a service provider: hook into NGS SP/portal (if you wish) (particularly if you require X.509) Using NGS’ VO management infrastructure (Fine print: note UK Fed. restrictions)
What’s in it for you? If you are a foreign federation We’ve got stuff you can reuse (Fine print: we’re built for the UK Federation)
What’s in it for you? (soon) More Shibbolised resources NGS SRB Oracle OGSA-DAI iRODS Shibbolised in the ASPiS project
Gaps? Further services Attributes… Real VOs… Assurance
SARoNGS summary Integrated security Production ready Usable Interoperable Registered
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