Federated authentication and authorisation for e-science

Watt, J. , Sinnott, R.O., Jiang, J., Doherty, T., Stell, A., Martin, D. and Stewart, G. (2007) Federated authentication and authorisation for e-science. In: APAC Conference and Exhibition, Perth, Australia, 8-12 Oct 2007,

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Abstract

The Grid and Web service community are defining a range of standards for a complete solution for security. The National e-Science Centre (NeSC) at the University of Glasgow is investigating how the various pre-integration components work together in a variety of e-Science projects. The EPSRC-funded nanoCMOS project aims to allow electronics designers and manufacturers to use e-Science technologies and expertise to solve problems of device variability and its impact on system design. To support the security requirements of nanoCMOS, two NeSC projects (VPMan and OMII-SP) are providing tools to allow easy configuration of security infrastructures, exploiting previous successful projects using Shibboleth and PERMIS. This paper presents the model in which these tools interoperate to provide secure and simple access to Grid resources for non-technical users.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:e-Science, shibboleth, grid, authentication, authorisation
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sinnott, Professor Richard and Watt, Dr John
Authors: Watt, J., Sinnott, R.O., Jiang, J., Doherty, T., Stell, A., Martin, D., and Stewart, G.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:University Services > IT Services > Computing Service
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2007 The Author
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the author.

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