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Kalmar2 Nordunet2009

  1. 1. Kalmar2 The Union is Greater than the Sum of its Parts <ul>Ingrid Melve, UNINETT CTO NORDUnet2009 September 16 2009, Copenhagen </ul>
  2. 2. Kalmar Union no 1 <ul><li>Union of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and parts of Finland (1397 - 1530)
  3. 3. The great ruler Queen Margrete the first
  4. 4. No wars between us since 1721 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Kalmar2 offers <ul><li>single login with your university user/password
  6. 6. use of web resources available in other Nordic countries
  7. 7. Nordic integration of authentication systems for education and research
  8. 8. students access to services in other countries
  9. 9. staff and researchers access to services abroad
  10. 10. enhanced services for eScience, education and research </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is Kalmar2 collaboration <ul><li>Memorandum of Understanding signed by all national research networks and federations
  12. 12. Technical requirements </li><ul><li>MUST support SAML2
  13. 13. Alignment of attributes </li></ul><li>Operational issues </li><ul><li>Aggregate metadata and exchange
  14. 14. Support same protocol flavor saml2int.org </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. What is special about Kalmar2? <ul><li>First large scale international cross-federation for the academic community
  16. 16. First cross-federation with support for multiple federation architectures: centralized (Feide), hybrid (WAYF), proxy (Iceland via WAYF) and full distributed mesh (SWAMID, Haka)
  17. 17. First public international cross-federation policy
  18. 18. First international multi-vendor interconnections
  19. 19. It works! </li></ul>
  20. 20. Kalmar2 is for web resources <ul><li>eLearning </li><ul><li>Learning Management Services
  21. 21. Collaboration services </li></ul><li>eScience </li><ul><li>Grids
  22. 22. Portals
  23. 23. Collaboration services </li></ul><li>Outsourced services </li><ul><li>Web cloud, other cloud </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library and other information resources </li><ul><li>Databases
  24. 24. Citation servers </li></ul><li>Commercial services </li><ul><li>Student discounts </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. How to Kalmarize a service <ul><li>You have a web something, would like to grant access across borders </li><ul><li>Information: what attributes do I need? (anonymous or email, name, unique identifier)
  26. 26. Technical: install SAML2.0 software (Shibboleth, simpleSAMLphp or other), upload metadata
  27. 27. Administrative: talk to your national federation </li></ul><li>... and the users get access from any university in the Nordic area </li></ul>
  28. 28. Technical issues <ul><li>Web SSO profile
  29. 29. Single Log Out
  30. 30. Metadata management
  31. 31. Signing keys for all involved parties
  32. 32. Provide background information about </li><ul><li>Attribute schemas
  33. 33. Campus Identity Management policy </li></ul><li>Support multiple federation architectures </li><ul><li>Multi vendor solution
  34. 34. Tested interoperability </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Current Kalmar2 services <ul><li>Foodle (planning meetings, simple polls)
  36. 36. OpenWiki (wiki with group support)
  37. 37. University of Turku Moodle (e-learning)
  38. 38. Feide RnD blog
  39. 39. Secure mail (Feide)
  40. 40. Attribute release test service (Haka)
  41. 41. SWAMID login test service
  42. 42. Translation portal for software (Feide) </li></ul>
  43. 44. Kalmar2 services (2009) <ul><li>Other web sites that plan Kalmar2-integration </li><ul><li>Online dictionaries www.ordbogen.com
  44. 45. NIAS Asia Portal, Nordic Institute for Asian Studies
  45. 46. Scientific writing tool www.scribo.dk
  46. 47. Helsinki University LMS: moodle.helsinki.fi
  47. 48. Grid in 5 min: Short Lived Certificate Service, federation login granting GRID certificates </li></ul></ul>
  48. 49. Kalmar2 <ul><li>Easy access to Nordic services from any other participating party
  49. 50. Based on existing infrastructure </li><ul><li>Use passwords across borders
  50. 51. Reuse federation infrastructure </li></ul><li>How to use (end user perspective) </li><ul><li>Go to service
  51. 52. Get directed to your university
  52. 53. Log in with your local username/password
  53. 54. Access is granted, you are happy </li></ul></ul>
  54. 59. Why Kalmar2 <ul><li>Strengthen Nordic collaboration, based on existing infrastructure
  55. 60. User friendly and privacy preserving
  56. 61. Nordic infrastructure for eScience
  57. 62. Sharing resources
  58. 63. We are blazing the path! </li></ul>
  59. 64. User friendly, with privacy <ul><li>Tested and tried user friendly login </li><ul><li>6 years operational practice
  60. 65. extensive user interface testing </li></ul><li>Building on existing infrastructure </li><ul><li>Federations and local Identity Management </li></ul><li>Existing username/password </li><ul><li>Local username from your home university
  61. 66. Best practice for Identity Management </li></ul></ul>
  62. 67. Nordic infrastructure for eScience <ul><li>Shared resources </li><ul><li>GRID infrastructure
  63. 68. e-learning
  64. 69. portals </li></ul><li>Nordic institutes and Nordic Master Studies </li><ul><li>Cross-border access </li></ul><li>eScience across borders </li><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul>
  65. 70. Sharing resources <ul><li>Federation infrastructures </li><ul><li>SWAMID, WAYF, Haka, Feide </li></ul><li>Preparing the ground for cloud computing </li><ul><li>Same infrastructure support for outsourced and local services
  66. 71. Security domains and identity domains overlap </li></ul><li>Making most of our resources </li><ul><li>Nordic area is a clever little player in the scientific field </li></ul></ul>
  67. 72. Why not global interconnects? <ul><li>Europe may follow Kalmar2 </li><ul><li>eduGAIN or eduID </li></ul><li>High requirements for local identity management </li><ul><li>We are used to talking together
  68. 73. We know we can agree on policy </li></ul><li>We are blazing the path </li><ul><li>Not all federations have our experience
  69. 74. Not all federations are willing to interconnect </li></ul></ul>
  70. 75. Building critical infrastructure <ul><li>www.kalmar2.org
  71. 76. Questions and remarks </li><ul><li>[email_address]
  72. 77. [email_address] </li></ul><li>Thank you to Nordforsk who supported Kalmar2
  73. 78. Next steps </li><ul><li>You go back home and kalmarize your resources
  74. 79. We share resources </li></ul></ul>