Federated Identity for CI

The Federated Identity for CyberInfrastructure workshop, held November 4th and 5th at the 2010 Internet2 Fall Member Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, brought together campus identity providers and both users and providers of research cyberinfrastructure to discuss requirements, challenges, and approaches for using federated identity to access cyberinfrastructure (such as TeraGrid). We discussed how federated identity is being used in different cyberinfrastructures, as well as plans and requirements for future use. We invited broad participation and did not limit our focus exclusively to National Science Foundation cyberinfrastructure.

The workshop was organized by Jim Basney, Randy Butler, Ken Klingenstein, Scott Koranda, and Von Welch.

The workshop report is now available. The workshop schedule includes links to presentation materials.

Workshop topics of interest included:

  • solutions
  • current practice
  • non-browser applications
  • SAML, OpenID, and PKI interactions
  • cross-domain, cross-agency, and international collaborations
  • levels of assurance
  • campus attribute release
  • VO attribute/group management
  • bootstrapping VO identity/membership
  • access control

The workshop organizers gratefully acknowledge support from Internet2 for hosting the workshop and from the National Science Foundation under grant number 0850557. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Internet2 or the National Science Foundation.