Research communities participating in AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) project pilots presented their work to the FIM4R (Federated Identity Management for Research) community at a workshop on 11 February. FIM4R and AARC have a close relationship, with many participants in common. AARC has proved a useful forum for research communities and e-infrastructures to make contact and address the increasing need for federated access to their online services and resources. They could also ‘safely’ try out specific authentication and authorisation infrastructure (AAI) solutions for their infrastructures. All of the solutions that have been tried in AARC use the AARC blueprint architecture and could provide useful shortcuts to future research communities.

Submitted by Laura Durnford

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