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AARC research communities share exper...

Research communities participating in AARC pilots presented their work to the FIM4R (Federated Identity Management for Research) community at a workshop on 11 February. FIM4R and AARC have a close relationship, with many participants in common. AARC has proved a useful forum for research communities and e-infrastructures to make contact and address the increasing need […]

AARC launches Policy Development Kit ...

Policy templates, guidelines, context videos and a glossary are available in a new ‘Policy Development Kit’ (PDK) that has been launched by the AARC project. The kit provides new or evolving Research Infrastructures with guidance on developing a complete policy suite to support Federated Identity Management and the implementation of an Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI), […]

Register for FIM4R: trust & iden...

Registration is open for the Federated Identity Management for Research Collaborations (FIM4R) workshop that will be held on 11 February 2019. Research communities that have been participating in the AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) project will present their work to pilot specific solutions based on the AARC blueprint architecture and policy guidelines. […]

Webinar on AARC & REFEDS assuran...

Webinar on AARC & REFEDS assurance suite – 13 Dec 2-3pm CET

On 13 December at 14:00-15:00 CET, a live webinar will explain the new REFEDS Assurance Framework, which was developed in cooperation with the AARC project. This webinar is aimed at identity federation operators and their members. Connection via: What is Assurance? Service providers and other parties connected to research and education federations need to […]

AARC gears up for final months, with ...

A legacy that will benefit research communities after AARC ends – this is a major goal for the Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration project. How best to create this legacy and what to prioritise in the final half year of the project were therefore key discussion points for project participants at an ‘all-hands’ […]

Enabling single sign-on across EOSC-h...

AARC has influenced the integration of the OpenAIRE AAI with the EOSC-hub AAI. The following article was originally posted by Ilaria Fava on the OpenAIRE website.       The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) aims to provide an Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI). The EOSC-hub and the OpenAIRE-Advance projects’ AAIs build on existing AAI […]

Research communities ‘plug in’ to AAR...

A great step forward has been taken by research communities that are implementing an Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI) that complies with the blueprint architecture and policy recommendations produced by the AARC project. A very ‘hands-on’ event combined training and a ‘plugfest’ and brought together AARC partner research communities and e-infrastructures to troubleshoot technical aspects […]

FIM4R releases 2nd white paper on fed...

FIM4R announced the release of its second white paper during a packed session at this year’s networking conference, TNC18. The paper represents the work of more than 20 research communities from around the world who collaborated during the past year to define a common vision for the future of Federated Identity Management for Research. The […]

AARC reviews achievements and goals f...

The second AARC project (AARC2) has been running for one year and has produced many outputs in line with its agreed strategy. AARC has established a de facto authentication and authorisation infrastructure (AAI) standard for research and education. By following the AARC Blueprint Architecture and policy models, R&E communities can now deploy AAIs that will […]

AARC training for life sciences impro...

AARC training for life sciences improves understanding of authentication and authorisation infrastructures

Representatives from several life science communities welcomed the AARC project’s training team towards the end of April. The team delivered basic concepts about AAI (authentication and authorisation infrastructures) and its benefits, with a focus on the new AAI for life sciences that is being piloted in AARC. Around 16 participants from BBMRI, ELIXIR, Euro-Bioimaging, INFRAFRONTIER, […]