Account Linking Service

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Account Linking Service & CAS– Galois (W1F)

Convener: Isaac Potoczny-Jones

Notes-taker(s): Isaac Potoczny-Jones

Tags for the session - technology discussed/ideas considered:

Account Linking, federation, Open Science Grid

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:

The Account Linking Service (ALS) enables grid scientists to collaborate across organizational boundaries by linking multiple user identities together. It lets users access restricted data with any of the linked identities. This makes it easier to develop web-based collaboration tools since web applications can accept user credentials without being tightly coupled to any particular identity system. ALS is built on top of the open source CAS project.

In this session, we discussed the ALS system, its pros & cons, and how it could apply to the Sony Playstation Network and other use-cases.

More information: http://grid2.galois.com/whitepaper-grid2-galois-2012.pdf