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Presentation for the Federated Access: Future Directions Day, 30 June 2008, Birmingham

Presentation for the Federated Access: Future Directions Day, 30 June 2008, Birmingham

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  • 1. SARoNGS Jens Jensen <j.jensen at rl.ac.uk> JISC access management event 30 June 2008
  • 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. 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. 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. Goals Provide access to resources Encourage collaborations in Virtual Organisations
  • 6. Goals Prevent unauthorised access Easier support for service provider
  • 7. Goals Deliver a production service!
  • 8. Currently People use X.509 certificates to access NGS resources Trusted globally - IGTF Sometimes seen as challenging to use
  • 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. Architecture CTS MyProxy User and management portals The NGS Grid VO Management CTS access control research resources (MIMAS)‏
  • 11. More detailed Arch.
  • 12. What’s in it for you? If you’re a user: non-certificate access to the NGS, mainly via portals
  • 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. 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. What’s in it for you? (soon)‏ More Shibbolised resources NGS SRB Oracle OGSA-DAI iRODS Shibbolised in the ASPiS project
  • 16. Gaps? Further services Attributes… Real VOs… Assurance
  • 17. SARoNGS summary Integrated security Production ready Usable Interoperable Registered