Enhancing the Earth System Grid Security Infrastructure through Single Sign-On and Autoprovisioning
|Title||Enhancing the Earth System Grid Security Infrastructure through Single Sign-On and Autoprovisioning|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Siebenlist, F, Ananthakrishnan, R, Bernholdt, DE, Cinquini, L, Foster, IT, Middleton, DE, Miller, N, Williams, DN|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the 5th Grid Computing Environments Workshop|
|Conference Location||Portland, Oregon, USA|
In this paper, we discuss the recent ESG�s development and implementation efforts concerning its authentication infrastructure. ESG�s requirements are to make the user�s logon-experience as easy as possible, and to facilitate the integration of the security services and the Grid components for both the developers and system administrators. To meet that goal, we leverage existing primary authentication mechanisms, deploy a �lightweight� but secure OpenID WebSSO, deploy a \"lightweight� X.509-PKI, and use autoprovisioning to ease the burden of security configuration management. We�re close to finalizing the associated development and deployment.