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Webinar on AARC & REFEDS assurance suite – 13 Dec 2-3pm CET

On 13 December at 14:00-15:00 CET, a live webinar will explain the new REFEDS Assurance Framework, which was developed in cooperation with the AARC project. This webinar is aimed at identity federation operators and their members. Connection via: https://geant.zoom.us/j/941952772 The… Continue Reading →

Assurance – A truly collaborative work

REFEDS and the AARC project worked together to produce the REFEDS Assurance Framework (RAF), approved in October 2018, and AARC guidelines on assurances. There has been a lot of discussion about assurance in the research and education space over the… Continue Reading →

AARC gears up for final months, with a view to long-term legacy

A legacy that will benefit research communities after AARC ends – this is a major goal for the Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration project. How best to create this legacy and what to prioritise in the final half… Continue Reading →

The role of NRENs in the future of education – thoughts from EDUCAUSE 2018

Since I took on the role of Community Support Officer in September, I have been investigating how European NRENs are addressing the technological evolution and the opportunities and challenges it has created for teachers and students. I discovered that many… Continue Reading →

Enabling single sign-on across EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE services

Recommendations from the AARC project will be put into practice alongside eduGAIN, the REFEDS Research and Scholarship entity category and Sirtfi to help integrate the AAIs (Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructures) of EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE. See the full story on the… Continue Reading →

Research communities ‘plug in’ to AARC expertise to benefit their users

A great step forward has been taken by research communities that are implementing an Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI) that complies with the blueprint architecture and policy recommendations produced by the AARC project. A very ‘hands-on’ event combined training and… Continue Reading →

Ceremonies and celebrations for eduroam Managed IdP

Today the great and the good from eduroam operations got together to perform an important ritual as part of the trust fabric we provide to the community – the eduroam Managed IdP Certifcate Authority Signing Ceremony. What is eduroam Managed… Continue Reading →

FIM4R releases 2nd white paper on federated identity management for research

FIM4R announced the release of its second white paper during a packed session at this year’s networking conference, TNC18. The paper represents the work of more than 20 research communities from around the world who collaborated during the past year… 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 →

AARC training for life sciences improves understanding of authentication and authorisation infrastructures

Representatives from several life science communities welcomed the AARC project’s training team towards the end of April. The team delivered basic concepts about AAI (authentication and authorisation infrastructures) and its benefits, with a focus on the new AAI for life… Continue Reading →

AARC plugfest 2018 pushes pilots forward

The value of face-to-face workshops was proven again when representatives from research communities worked with AARC project experts on authentication and authorisation infrastructures (AAI) in a project ‘plugfest’. Insights were gained into their use cases and requirements, and an assessment… Continue Reading →

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 →

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