27 September 2004 to 1 October 2004
Interlaken, Switzerland
Europe/Zurich timezone

K5 @ INFN.IT: an infrastructure for the INFN cross REALM & AFS cell authentication.

29 Sep 2004, 10:00
Coffee (Interlaken, Switzerland)


Interlaken, Switzerland

Board: 21
poster Track 4 - Distributed Computing Services Poster Session 2


E.M.V. Fasanelli (I.N.F.N.)


The infn.it AFS cell has been providing a useful single file-space and authentication mechanism for the whole INFN, but the lack of a distributed management system, has lead several INFN sections and LABs to setup local AFS cells. The hierarchical transitive cross-realm authentication introduced in the Kerberos 5 protocol and the new versions of the OpenAFS and MIT implementation of Kerberos 5, make possible to setup an AFS cross cell authentication in a transparent way, using the Kerberos 5 cross-realm one. The goal of the K5 @ INFN.IT project is to provide a Kerberos 5 authentication infrastructure for the INFN and cross-realm authentication to be used for the cross cell AFS authentication. In this work we describe the scenario, the results of various tests performed, the solution chosen and the status of the K5 @ INFN.IT project.

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