Spring 2011 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Monitoring and Accounting for AAI courtesy of RAPTOR and AMAAIS

Time 04/19/11 03:00PM-04:00PM

Session Abstract

Understanding detailed e-resource usage is increasingly important to academic institutions; not least because of the current economic climate and consequent likelihood of tightening funding. However, the recent trend of moving from centralized access management systems and IP authentication towards federated access means that many existing tools to calculate usage statistics are no longer relevant.

To answer this need, two major projects are currently underway internationally - the JISC-funded RAPTOR project in the UK, and the SWITCH-funded AMAAIS project in Switzerland.

The RAPTOR project is building a software toolkit for reporting usage statistics by analysing log files from relevant software systems (e.g., Shibboleth IdP, EZproxy), but the software is easy extensible so should be able to work with any such system (e.g., simplesamlphp, FreeRADIUS) with a minimum of fuss. The AMAAIS project is building services that enable accounting and monitoring functionality for a Shibboleth-based AAI infrastructure, making cross-university-wide accounting as well as supervision of AAI services possible. Both projects are collaborating on building standards for exchanging accounting information.

This session will be jointly run by members of both projects and will discuss the need for detailed accounting and monitoring, will present project achievements, and will present demos of the software developed.


Speaker Rhys Smith Cardiff University

Speaker Philip Smart Cardiff University

Speaker Patrik Schnellmann SWITCH

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