EGI Document 1178-v2

Authentication solutions in the European Grid Infrastructure

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Gergely Sipos
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04 Jun 2012, 11:43
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This report provides an overview of the various approaches that are currently used within the European Grid Infrastructure to authenticate users. X509 certificates, Terena certificates, limited certificates, robot certificates and identity federation based login mechanisms are introduced and reviewed. The report also provides an analysis of these solutions based on the main criteria that EGI has for an authentication infrastructure before considering it for wider adoption. An action plan that could lead the EGI community to a wide and harmonised adoption of federated identity solutions within the infrastructure is covered by the last part of the report.

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