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Licia Florio

Introducing MyAcademicID – an e-identity scheme for European students

Since January 2019, the portfolio of Trust and Identity activities within GÉANT has a new addition: MyAcademicID. On behalf of the NRENs, GÉANT, RENATER and SUNET participate in the project, which is led by the European University Foundation (EUF). The… Continue Reading →

AARC cruising towards a sweet end

After four years of working together, the AARC (Authentication & Authorisation for Research & Collaboration) team had their last project meeting in Abingdon, UK, hosted by STFC, on 18-21 March. During those years, some people have moved on, but the… Continue Reading →

AARC reviews achievements and goals for final year

The second AARC project (AARC2) has been running for one year and has produced many outputs in line with its agreed strategy. AARC has established a de facto authentication and authorisation infrastructure (AAI) standard for research and education. By following… Continue Reading →

One AAI platform to support Life Science researchers

GÉANT, EGI and EUDAT joined forces to deliver an AARC Blueprint-compliant authentication and authorisation infrastructure to support all the 13 life science initiatives that cluster in the CORBEL project. The solution proposed by the three e-infrastructures is being piloted in… Continue Reading →

New AEGIS group endorses AARC information exchange recommendations

The new AARC Engagement Group for Infrastructures – AEGIS – has endorsed AARC project guidelines for ensuring that e-infrastructures and research infrastructures can exchange information about users wishing to access protected online resources. Invited representatives from 5 e-infrastructures and 2… Continue Reading →

Roadmapping trust and identities activities in GÉANT

  As you may know, GÉANT is looking to identify trends and requirements to shape the work to be carried out as part of the next GN4 project, which will start in mid 2019. Different things are in motion in… Continue Reading →

REFEDS tales in San Francisco

In line with the tradition, REFEDS opened on Sunday 15th October with the first meeting of the Trust and Identity series that unfolded during Tech Ex2017. The day started with a couple of sessions looking at the future, and then… Continue Reading →

Get Sirtfi’ed! Security training for federated organisations now available online

The providers of online identities and services can now access online training materials that will help them to handle security incidents in a way that is coordinated with other organisations within research and education federations. This Security Incident Response Trust… Continue Reading →

REFEDS meeting opens the T&I discussion at TNC17

For many involved in trust and identity (T&I), the REFEDS meeting kick-started the beginning of TNC17 and paved the way to a week full of interesting talks and meetings. Nicole Harris (GÉANT) welcomed the 90 attendees and gave an overview… Continue Reading →

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