Project deliverable Open Access
Licehammer, Slavek; Linden, Mikael; Smith, Callum
This deliverable summarizes current status of implementing an access and user management system for the European life science research infrastructures. The Life Science AAI (Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure) provides a way to coordinate how user identity and access is managed in research services and data in the (community-specific) federated infrastructure. The service is managed by the life sciences community and operated by the e-infrastructures, specifically GEANT and EGI.
The work package has followed the Life Science AAI blueprint (Deliverable D5.1) to implement the AAI service from technical, policy and legal perspective. The Life Science AAI is fully implemented and ready to enter the production phase; the actual service launch is waiting for the einfrastructures to become linked third parties in the project, covering thus the remaining legal part of the whole deployment. The first two services relying on Life Science AAI have been integrated and first end users onboarded. After launching the service, the intention is to continue developing the service and supporting the adoption among the end users and relying services.
This deliverable describes the technical architecture of the Life Science AAI and explains how implementation and delivery of the service is coordinated between EOCS-Life and the e-infrastructures. The deliverable includes current progress on policy work, which is crucial for operations of the service. Current state of the service is described as well as processes developed as part of the operations, including processes for registration services or processes for helpdesk coordination between EOSC-Life and e-infrastructures. The deliverable also covers updates on the access management system ARIA, including the steps for integration with Life Science AAI.
EOSC-Life_D5.2_Access and User Management System for Life Science-Appendices_February-2021.pdf