Introduction to the AARC Blueprint Architecture

Introduction to the AARC Blueprint Architecture (BPA)

Target audience

The course is intended for a general audience interested in AAI concepts. The course will take as granted all subjects taught on the basic training, as well as the introduction to advanced components.

Learning goals

  • Understand what the BPA is
  • Learn about the main layers of the BPA


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.

This course will describe introductory concepts about the BPA and will describe how a research community can benefit from implementing it in their AAI.