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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 →

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 →

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