TCS eScience Portal - Confusa

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Yet another presentation about the TCS eScience Personal Portal, what it is, current status, the road leading to the current situation and how the NRENs are organized.

Held 29. October at USIT, Oslo

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TCS eScience Portal - Confusa

  1. 1. TCS eScience Personal Portal Henrik Austad henrik.austad@uninett.no UNINETT Sigma A/S October 29, 2009
  2. 2. What is “TCS eScience Personal Portal”? A way to map a Feide identity to an X.509 certificate • Simple webportal • Existing and familiar framework (browser) • Fast • Third party CA (Comodo) • Cheap (flat-rate charge)
  3. 3. TERENA CA Timescale
  4. 4. A European collaboration • Eurpoean Service • Utilizing establish identity networks. • Several NRENs use same portal. • Operated by University of Tilburg (NL)
  5. 5. The portal itself • Runs Confusa (v0.3) • UNINETT Sigma & NDGF main contributing organizations Sigma coordinates through Henrik. • Portal ready, accreditation moving forward. • Ready for pilot users in December. • “Playground” at https://beta.confusa.org/confusa (NTNU partially added, others are welcomed to join).
  6. 6. The workflow
  7. 7. Getting started - what the subscriber must do Each subscriber must: • Read the CPS • Sign contract with NREN (Feide, UNINETT). • Assign entitlement-attribute (eduPersonEntitle- ment) Requires that the user has undergone F2F photo-id vetting • Promote the service to the users.
  8. 8. Open issues • Under what name should the service be known? • The best way of adding subscribers (videoconf?) • Other interesting usecases (than “pure” grid)
  9. 9. Demo, links and questions • Project Home: http://www.confusa.org/ • Main list: confusa-dev@confusa.org • The coming portal: https://tcs-escience-portal.terena.org/ • “Playground” https://beta.confusa.org/confusa • IRC for developers/curious: #confusa@freenode

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