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  • Portal-based User Registration Service (PURSe) Marcus Christie, Indiana University Rachana Anathakrishnan, ANL
  • Goals
    • Ease user registration and credential management
    • Solution to integrate various tools like MyProxy and Simple CA
    • Independent set of modules with relevant functionality
      • Pluggable
      • Customizable
    • Most suited for portals
  • Architecture
    • Solicits basic user data from user
      • Stored in backend database, any JDBC database
    • Sends notification to administrator
    • Administrator interface allows for accept/reject of user
    • On accept:
      • Generates new user credential using configured CA
      • Uploads credential to MyProxy server
      • Sends user confirmation email
    • On reject:
      • Sends user email with informaion
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  • Other Features
    • Upload of existing credentials
    • Certificate and Registration authorities as separate entities
    • Secure email notifications
    • Notification of imminent credential expiration
    View slide
  • Benefits
    • Automates user registration
      • User data available in database
    • User’s don’t have to manage credentials
    • Portal has access to credential from MyProxy server, if needed
  • Status
    • Users
      • Earth Systems Grid project, ~4000 users
      • SWEGrid
      • National Virtual Observatory, NCSA
    • Development
      • Open source project
      • Dev.globus incubator project
  • User registration interface Customizable
  • Sample email messages (a) Email confirmation step: message sent to user Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 14:25:47 -0600 (MDT) From: esgport@ucar.edu To: john_smart@ucar.edu Subject: ESG Registration The Earth System Grid (ESG) Portal received a request for a new user account that uses your email address. Click on the link below to confirm your request (NOTE: you will not be able to login until you receive an email from the portal administrator indicating your request has been approved): http:// www.earthsystemgrid.org/security/confirmRequest.do?token =000000fd-7c62-605c-ffffdea0-766ad9819840 If you did not request this account, please inform us at esg-admin@earthsystemgrid.org. Thank you, ESG System Administrator (b) Email sent to CA operator for approval From: esgport@ucar.edu Date: July 1, 2004 12:17:07 AM MDT To: esg-ca@ucar.edu Subject: ESG Registration A request has been made for user account on the ESG Portal. You may access the details of the request by clicking on the following link. http://www.earthsystemgrid.org/administration/accountRequestData.do?token =000000fd-2e0e-5d33-00006ac0-8387f64897be Customizable
  • RA/CA Form Customizable
  • PURSe Portlets
    • JSR 168 compliant portlets
      • Tested and deployed in GridSphere
    • JavaServer Faces/MyFaces
    • A suite of 4 different portlets
      • Registration
      • Forgot Password?
      • User Information
      • Admin interface
    • Developed as part of OGCE and LEAD projects
    • Current release version is 1.0.1
  • Registering for an account
  • Verifying Email Address
  • Email address confirmed
  • Administrator Approving
  • Administrator Approving
  • User gets acceptance email
  • User can now log in
  • Verifying user account
  • PURSe Portlet Registration Module
    • Interface org.ogce.purse.api.RegistrationModule
    • Implement onEvent(PurseEvent e) {};
    • Events:
      • Registered
      • Confirmed
      • Accepted
      • Password Update
    • Registration modules for GridSphere 2.1, 2.2
  • Future Work
    • A 1.1 release coming soon
    • Sync up with mainline PURSe
    • Upgrade MyFaces, migrate to Facelets
    • Add support for group management
    • Add admin create account interface
      • Batch create as well?
    • Installing scripts
  • Wrap Up
    • PURSe web page:
      • http://dev.globus.org/wiki/Incubator/PURSe
    • PURSe Portlets web page:
      • http://www.extreme.indiana.edu/portals/purse-portlets/
    • Questions?
      • Email: machrist@cs.indiana.edu