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eduroam comes to one of the biggest IT educational institutions in Belarus

Thanks to the EaPConnect project, the National Research and Education network BASNET has launched eduroam, the secure world-wide education roaming access service, at the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR). Since the beginning of March 2018, eduroam has… Continue Reading →

New eduGAIN website launched

To mark the 50th identity federation participating in the eduGAIN service, a new eduGAIN website has been launched and the technical site has been revamped to match the new look and feel. Visit https://edugain.org to find out more. Submitted by… Continue Reading →

A new blueprint architecture, policy toolkit and other developments for the final year of AARC

An updated version of the AARC blueprint architecture, a policy toolkit and a security incident simulation are key agreements arising from the AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) project spring ‘all hands’ meeting, held in Athens on 10-13… Continue Reading →

Is this your digital life?

For anyone interested in privacy and security it’s been difficult in the past couple of days to avoid the congressional hearing and Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony on the Cambridge Analytica data story. In between some of the amusing back-and-forths as Zuckerberg… Continue Reading →

eduGAIN GDPR advice published

As part of the comprehensive review of all GÉANT services for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) support, eduGAIN has published advice on the impact of GDPR on its current set up. eduGAIN is not involved in managing any personal data… Continue Reading →

AARC gives federated identity training to Earth scientists at EPOS Workshop

Earth scientist communities invited the AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) project training team to provide insights on key aspects of federated access and on what is required for them to deploy it. A half-day AARC training event… 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 →

TF-CSIRT says “Moin Moin” to Hamburg

From the 5th – 7th February 2018, over 250 CSIRT professionals attended the TF-CSIRT meeting & FIRST Regional Symposium Europe – kindly hosted by DFN CERT. The meeting broadly covered four themes: human capital, EU initiatives, products and platforms and… Continue Reading →

Final steps towards whitepaper on federated identity management for research

AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) and the GÉANT Project were represented at the meeting of FIM4R (Federated Identity for Research) that was held in Vienna on 5-6 February. Final steps were agreed towards a whitepaper that updates… Continue Reading →

Successful outcome for DigiCert in Certification Authority Authorization tests

During the second half of 2017, an international group of researchers led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), carried out a test on the recently introduced Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) for DNS records. Through such records, a DNS domain… Continue Reading →

Pilots and training activities move ahead at AARC All Hands meeting

Two key areas of the AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) project made significant progress at an ‘All Hands’ meeting held on 21-23 November. The team responsible for training agreed priorities for activities until the end of year… 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 →

EISCAT_3D gets go ahead for construction

The construction of EISCAT_3D, a new international research radar for space weather research, has been given a greenlight and will proceed later in June. EISCAT_3D will be the world’s leading facility of its kind, offering a critically important window to… Continue Reading →

Long live eduGAIN!

At TNC17 on 31 May, we heard challenging words from SURFnet CTO Erik Huizer, who took us on a roller-coaster ride from eduGAIN’s careful early steps, through a potentially dystopian future to emerge once again into the sunlight, stronger and… 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 →

Your TNC17 Guide to: the GÉANT Community Programme

TNC17 on 29 May to 2 June has a packed programme of events reflecting activities from around the NREN community. The GÉANT Community Programme is an overarching, community-driven framework to foster collaboration and support initiatives in a broad range of… Continue Reading →

Trust and Identity at I2 Global Summit – Sustainability and Evolution

Authors: Ann Harding (SWITCH), Maarten Kremers (SURFnet) From 23rd-26th of April, over 920 members of the Internet2 community and their global NREN and regional partners such as GÉANT, Ubuntunet and others came together in Washington DC for the Internet2 Global… Continue Reading →

All you ever wanted to know about Federated Identity Management (FedIdM) but were afraid to ask.

Exploring the Value of Federated Identity Management in 10 Easy Lessons The research and education networking community is focused on removing as many barriers to accessing information as possible, and has enjoyed huge success in helping connect students, researchers and… Continue Reading →

What Have the Task Forces Ever Done for Us?

Community groups The GÉANT Task Forces and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have long been a core part of the GÉANT community. They provide an environment for people working in specialist areas across our NRENs and the broader community to come… Continue Reading →

Author: Ann Harding (SWITCH) You’ve seen the lightning talk at TNC2016 (you have, of *course* you have), and maybe you were even in the audience at REFEDs – now it’s time to slow down and let the ideas settle as… Continue Reading →

Come and visit the AARC Project at TNC16!

Author: Jiří Pavlík (CESNET)  The federated authentication model has become established as an enabler of user-friendly accessing and sharing of resources, while preserving security and user privacy. There are, however, challenges in designing a scalable and sustainable way to integrate… Continue Reading →

The eduroam Billion: from an Idea to a Global Service

The eduroam® secure worldwide roaming service is celebrating 1 BILLION authentications! Here we take a look at the idea-to-global service story. How did it start? Over 10 years ago, back in 2002 experts involved in the TERENA (now GÉANT) Task… Continue Reading →

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