AARC in action

AARC aims to produce a set of resources to help research communities to set up efficient Authentication and Authorization Infrastructures. This page summarizes the resources available.

Blueprint Architecture

set of software building blocks that can be used to implement federated access management solutions for international research collaborations.


Helping research communities to understand and implement Blueprint Architecture elements and Policies and Guidelines.

Training programme

A set of training modules and infoshares to learn more about federated access management.


Toolkit for libraries

For staff working at libraries and library service providers.

Toolkit for infrastructures

For e-infrastructure service providers, research infrastructures and collaborations.


AARC has guidelines and best practice recommendations to support AAI solutions.

Case Studies

CORBEL: How a consortium of e-infrastructures is using the AARC Blueprint Architecture to respond to the AAI requirements of biomedical Research Infrastructures

CTA: How CTA is deploying elements of the AARC Blueprint Architecture to build an AAI for thousands of astronomers