Apr 18 – 22, 2016
DESY Zeuthen
Europe/Berlin timezone

Identity Federation for HEP – what are the benefits?

Apr 19, 2016, 4:35 PM
Seminar room 3 (DESY Zeuthen)

Seminar room 3

DESY Zeuthen

Platanenallee 6, 15738 Zeuthen (near Berlin), Germany
Security & Networking Security and networking


Dave Kelsey (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB))


Activity in the area of Federated Identity Management has been accelerating. 38 national federations have now joined eduGAIN - the interfederation service will shortly encircle the globe, facilitating collaboration worldwide. There are clear benefits, but do those benefits out way the risks and do they make sense for HEP? We will discuss the need for Federated Identity Management and the progress made to date within the HEP community. Specific topics will include an overview of eduGAIN, the integration of eduGAIN within WLCG, and security incident response within federations.
Length of presentation (minutes, max. 20) 20

Primary authors

Dave Kelsey (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB)) Hannah Short (CERN) Romain Wartel (CERN)

Presentation materials