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AARC is producing different training modules and information packages on federated access and AARC results.

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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, […]

AARC plugfest 2018 pushes pilots forw...

The value of face-to-face workshops was proven again when representatives from research communities worked with AARC project experts on authentication and authorisation infrastructures (AAI) in a project ‘plugfest’. Insights were gained into their use cases and requirements, and an assessment was made of which components need to be deployed. Following the success of the first […]

A new blueprint architecture, policy ...

An updated version of the AARC blueprint  architecture, a policy toolkit and a security incident simulation are key agreements arising from the AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) project spring ‘all hands’ meeting, held in Athens on 10-13 April. The new blueprint architecture will be released by the end of June. It will […]

AARC gives federated identity trainin...

Earth scientist communities invited the AARC project training team to provide insights on key aspects of federated access and on what is required for them to deploy it. A half-day AARC training event was held at the EPOS (European Plate Observing System) Workshop in Lisbon on 12-14 March 2018. Research communities sometimes need face-to-face training, […]

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 […]

Final steps towards whitepaper on fed...

AARC and the GÉANT Project were represented at the meeting of FIM4R (Federated Identity for Research) that was held in Vienna on 5-6 February. Final steps were agreed towards a whitepaper that updates the group’s previously-published research paper about federated identity management for research collaborations. The following article was originally posted by Hannah Short on […]

AARC pilots AAI solutions for researc...

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will be the major global observatory for very high-energy gamma-ray astronomy over the next decade and beyond. CTA will be operated as an open, proposal-driven observatory, with all data available on a public archive after a predefined proprietary period. CTA is a collaboration between 1350 scientists and engineers from 32 […]