AARC Blueprint Architecture
The AARC Blueprint Architecture (BPA) is a set of software building blocks that can be used to implement federated access management solutions for international research collaborations.
The Blueprint Architecture lets software architects and technical decision makers mix and match tried and tested components to build customised solutions for their requirements.
The final version consists of five component layers grouped by functional roles:
- User Identity: services which provide electronic identities that can be used by users participating in international research collaborations.
- Community Attribute Services: components related to managing and providing information (attributes) about users, such as community group memberships and roles, on top of the information that might be provided directly by the identity providers from the User Identity Layer.
- Access Protocol Translation: defines an administrative, policy and technical boundary between the internal/external services and resources.
- Authorisation: contains elements to control the many ways users can access services and resources.
- End-services: where the external services interact with the other elements of the AAI.
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A new blueprint architecture, policy toolkit and other developments for the final year of AARC (blog post, April 2018)