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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 facilitie...
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! Sh...
Goals Broaden the NGS user base Ease access for researchers who are not technology specialists London marathon ’06 image: ...
Goals Provide access to resources Encourage collaborations in Virtual Organisations
Goals Prevent unauthorised access Easier support for service provider
Goals Deliver a production service!
Currently People use X.509 certificates to access NGS resources Trusted globally - IGTF Sometimes seen as challenging to use
In SARoNGS People who have certificates can keep using them Created transparently for people who don’t have them Users don...
Architecture CTS MyProxy User and management portals The NGS Grid VO Management CTS access control research resources (MIM...
More detailed Arch.
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...
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 Fe...
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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  1. 1. SARoNGS Jens Jensen <j.jensen at rl.ac.uk> JISC access management event 30 June 2008
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Goals Provide access to resources Encourage collaborations in Virtual Organisations
  6. 6. Goals Prevent unauthorised access Easier support for service provider
  7. 7. Goals Deliver a production service!
  8. 8. Currently People use X.509 certificates to access NGS resources Trusted globally - IGTF Sometimes seen as challenging to use
  9. 9. In SARoNGS People who have certificates can keep using them Created transparently for people who don’t have them Users don’t even know they have certificates!
  10. 10. Architecture CTS MyProxy User and management portals The NGS Grid VO Management CTS access control research resources (MIMAS)‏
  11. 11. More detailed Arch.
  12. 12. What’s in it for you? If you’re a user: non-certificate access to the NGS, mainly via portals
  13. 13. 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)‏
  14. 14. 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)‏
  15. 15. What’s in it for you? (soon)‏ More Shibbolised resources NGS SRB Oracle OGSA-DAI iRODS Shibbolised in the ASPiS project
  16. 16. Gaps? Further services Attributes… Real VOs… Assurance
  17. 17. SARoNGS summary Integrated security Production ready Usable Interoperable Registered
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