Middleware WG Session
Chair : Yasuo Okabe (Kyoto University, Middleware WG co-chair)
Members : Motonori Nakamura (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Objectives : This session will encourage the collaborations of middleware developers and those responsible for identity management and directory services to discuss ways to get campuses ready for middleware technologies so that end users can connect to the network and access resources (online journals, collaborative services, grid applications, wireless roaming, etc.) in a secure, scalable and manageable way.
Target Audience : Open for any attendees, especially researchers, application developers and operators working on academic networks, AAI, federation frameworks (Shibboleth, OpenID, etc.), wireless roaming (eduroam, etc.) and Grid.
Expected Number of Participants : 30
Agenda : Middleware WG Session (1) 09:00-10:30
Session Chair:
Yasuo Okabe

Title: Make maximum use of trusted student attribute in Japanese Academic Identity Federation GakuNin

Authors: Kazu Yamaji and Motonori Nakamura (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

Abstract: The Japanese academic access federation, GakuNin, is deploying federated identify in Japan using the SAML 2.0 standard, primarily with Shibboleth software. In order to accelerate its activity, the federation focuses on additional handshake model with OpenID beyond just operating within SAML protocol. Of this new collaboration, we have started to launch student identity trust framework (SITF) which is organized by both OIDFJ and GakuNin members. This talk introduces SITF activities and how it will establish the identity ecosystem between the two federations.


Title: eduroam JP update

Authors: Hideaki Sone, Hideaki Goto (Tohoku University, Japan)

Abstract: Report on recent activities in development and operation of eduroam in Japan. This talk includes quick introduction of eduroam as well as novel implementation of the Delegate Authentication System (DEAS) which effectively helps configuration and usability of eduroam authentication system.


Title: (TBA)

Authors: Mor (Vidyo)

Abstract: (TBA)

Middleware WG Session (2) 11:00-12:30
Session Chair:
Motonori Nakamura (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

Title: NAREGI-CA - an Open Source Software Package to Easily Build a PKI for e-Science

Authors: Eisaku Sakane and Kento Aida (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

Abstract: The NAREGI-CA has been developed by the National Institute of Informatics in Japan in order to easily build and operate a PKI for grid computing environment. The NAREGI-CA also provides useful functions for a campus PKI for academic organization. This talk mainly mentions the requirements of a CA software package in e-Science, introduces the features of the NAREGI-CA, and finally refers to recent topics.


Title: Authentication System in High Performance Computing Infrastructure

Authors: Kento Aida, Eisaku Sakane (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

Abstract: This talk presents design of the authentication system for the High Performance Computing Infrastructure (HPCI), which is currently deployed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. The presented authentication system enables single sign-on to computers and shared storages on HPCI by utilizing Grid Security Infrastructure (GSI) and Shibboleth. This talk also presents the experiments conducted on the testbed for the presented authentication system.

Remarks : Videoconference facility is needed.

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