Enhancing the Earth System Grid Security Infrastructure through Single Sign-On and Autoprovisioning

TitleEnhancing the Earth System Grid Security Infrastructure through Single Sign-On and Autoprovisioning
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsSiebenlist, F, Ananthakrishnan, R, Bernholdt, DE, Cinquini, L, Foster, IT, Middleton, DE, Miller, N, Williams, DN
Conference NameProceedings of the 5th Grid Computing Environments Workshop
Date Published11/2008
PublisherACM
Conference LocationPortland, Oregon, USA
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P1683-1009
Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the recent ESG�s development and implementation efforts concerning its authentication infrastructure. ESG�s requirements are to make the user�s logon-experience as easy as possible, and to facilitate the integration of the security services and the Grid components for both the developers and system administrators. To meet that goal, we leverage existing primary authentication mechanisms, deploy a �lightweight� but secure OpenID WebSSO, deploy a \"lightweight� X.509-PKI, and use autoprovisioning to ease the burden of security configuration management. We�re close to finalizing the associated development and deployment.

URLhttp://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1658260.1658278
PDFhttp://www.mcs.anl.gov/papers/P1683.pdf