The UK National Grid Service (NGS) will be hosting three, 30 minute online seminars through February, highlighting the recent developments in the UK for accessing and managing grid resources. The seminars are aimed at interested parties from the grid community and further afield who are interested in access management.
15th February - Moonshot - next generation federated identity - Josh Howlett, JANET
Federated identity yields significant benefits for users and services by increasing the usability of services, reducing identity management costs and improving regulatory compliance.
A number of different technical strategies for federating identity have emerged during the past decade, with differing levels of success. These technologies address different types of use case, resulting in significant complexity for both users, services and trust infrastructure providers. This complexity impedes the adoption of services and increasing operational costs. Moreover, there are many use cases where these technologies do not provide a solution.
Project Moonshot is an ambitious Janet-led initiative, building on existing deployed technologies, that aim to develop a single unified and standardised approach that satisfies all of the authentication and authorisation requirements of the education & research community. Much of the technology has now been implemented, and is now being tested within the Janet Moonshot Technology Pilot. This presentation will provide an overview of some of the motivating use cases for Moonshot and an overview of the technology and the implementation.
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