Posts by Licia Florio

AARC cruising towards a sweet end

After four years of working together, the AARC team had their last project meeting in Abingdon, UK, hosted by STFC, on 18-21 March. During those years, some people have moved on, but the core team has remained and will not dissolve but will migrate to other venues to continue their work. Meeting highlights There were […]

AARC reviews achievements and goals f...

Published 8 June 2018 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 […]

One AAI platform to support Life Scie...

One AAI platform to support Life Science researchers

  GÉANT, EGI and EUDAT joined forces to deliver an AARC Blueprint-compliant authentication and authorisation infrastructure to support all the 13 life science initiatives that cluster in the CORBEL project. In Nov 2017, GÉANT, EGI and EUDAT answered a call for proposals from the life science research communities to deliver and operate a single AAI […]

Pilots and training activities move a...

Pilots and training activities move ahead at AARC All Hands meeting

Two key areas of the AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) project made significant progress at an ‘All Hands’ meeting held on 21-23 November. The team responsible for training agreed priorities for activities until the end of year 1 of this, the second AARC project, and the requirements of research collaborations for technical […]

New AEGIS group endorses AARC guideli...

The new AARC Engagement Group for Infrastructures – AEGIS – has endorsed AARC project “Guidelines on expressing group membership and role information”. By agreeing to these guidelines, AEGIS has taken its first step in providing practical support towards the wider uptake of AARC’s interoperable federated access solutions. Invited representatives from 5 e-infrastructures and 2 domain-specific […]

FIM4R reloaded: addressing challenges...

FIM4R reloaded: addressing challenges in Federated Identity Management

The Federated Identity Management 4 Research (FIM4R) group met in Montreal on the 16-18 of September 2017, kick-starting a new cycle for the group and a new relationship with the AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) project. AARC has committed to use FIM4R as its Community Engagement Forum to present results of the […]

Get Sirtfi’ed! Security training for ...

Get Sirtfi’ed! Security training for federated organisations now available online

The providers of online identities and services can now access online training materials that will help them to handle security incidents in a way that is coordinated with other organisations within research and education federations. This Security Incident Response Trust Framework for Federated Identity (Sirtfi) modular training is available through a new ‘eAcademy’ platform that […]

AARC reviews progress and strategy at...

AARC reviews progress and strategy at CERN meeting

Passionate and fruitful discussions during the AARC project’s final meeting of 2016 showed the value of face-to-face gatherings. Kindly hosted by CERN on 29 November to 1 December, the meeting agenda was packed with sessions reviewing the project’s strategic direction and its policy, pilots, architecture and training activities. During the past 1,5 years, AARC has […]

A hitchhiker’s guides to the AAI gala...

A hitchhiker’s guides to the AAI galaxy

During the past year the AARC project and partners have been working to provide solutions to help research collaborations adopt federated access. After a little more than one year in the project, we reflect in a mini-series of blogs on how we have worked together with different e-infrastructure projects in this journey. In this, the first […]

FIM and Data Protection Regulation

FIM and Data Protection Regulation

This blog post below has been written by Andrew Cormack (JISC).  Becasue of its relevance, it deserves as much visibility as possible. Please note that the original post is online at: Andrew’s Blog [this article is based on the draft text published by the European Council on 28th January 2016. Recital and article numbers, […]