EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 245, 202024th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2019)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||3 - Middleware and Distributed Computing|
|Published online||16 November 2020|
Beyond X.509: Token-based authentication and authorization in practice
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Published online: 16 November 2020
One of the key challenges identified by the HEP R&D roadmap for software and computing is the ability to integrate heterogeneous resources in support of the computing needs of HL-LHC. In order to meet this objective, a flexible Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) has to be in place, to allow the secure composition of computing and storage resources provisioned across heterogeneous providers (e.g., Grid, private and commercial Clouds, HPC centers). At CHEP 2018, we presented how a flexible AAI based on modern, standard Web technologies (OpenID Connect, OAuth and JSON Web Tokens) and centered on the INDIGO Identity and Access Management (IAM) service could support the transition of the WLCG infrastructure to a token-based AAI. In the meanwhile, INDIGO IAM has been selected by the WLCG Management Board as the solution that will be adopted by LHC experiments, and is also at the core of the AAI envisioned to support the computing needs of the ESCAPE project. In this contribution, which represents a follow up to last-year plenary talk, we describe the work done recently on the IAM service to support WLCG requirements.
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