Spring 2010 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Identity Management for the LIGO Project

Time 04/28/10 03:00PM-04:00PM

Session Abstract

What identity management challenges does an international
organization of scientists face in this age of heightened
cybersecurity and user expectations for collaboration in the
web and grid spaces? LIGO is an ambitious physics project
funded by the NSF which aims to detect gravitational waves
from astrophysical sources. Over 600 scientists from around
the world must collaborate to build and operate the
instruments and then collect, distribute, and analyze the
data. We discuss how the LIGO identity management
infrastructure grew from its humble beginnings to its current
organic state, the use cases and requirements driving the new
infrastructure plans and initial deployments, and enumerate
the software tools upon which the new infrastructure design is
based, with a special focus on Internet2 technologies
including Grouper and Shibboleth. We will end with a
discussion of the gaps that remain in our design and the needs
for which we are still seeking solutions and input from the broader community.


Speaker Scott Koranda University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Speaker Scott Koranda University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Speaker Matthew Scott DANTE

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