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In December 2011, a consortium of four partners and a number of external experts was awarded a contract by the European Commission to carry out a study into AAA (authentication, authorisation and accounting) platforms and services for scientific resources. The study, led by TERENA, was concluded in September 2012.
The AAA Study Final Report is now available as pdf.
The goal of the study was to evaluate the feasibility of delivering an integrated Authentication and Authorisation (and possibly accounting) Infrastructure (AAI) to help the emergence of a robust platform (Scientific Data Infrastructure(SDI)) for access to and preservation of scientific information.
The targeted actors in the study were the research and education communities, information service providers (data centres, libraries) and e-Infrastructure providers.
The study was organised in two parts (see picture on the righhand side):
The output of the study consists of a set of recommendations for the delivery of an integrated AAI to be used for SDI.
The recommendations highlight the following priorities:
Read more on the Organisation of the Study...
The tables below summarises the list of high-priority recommendations as identified by the team.
The recommendations target different stakeholders:
The involved stakeholders should act timely to address these points.
The study will be done in the period from January 2012 till August 2012 with the following deliverables and timetable.
|Draft Final Study Report||June 2012|
Draft AAA-Study-Report - To provide the draft final report of the study for comments.
This version of the report was circulated before the final workshop (see below).
Beside the report, the consortium has made available an additional document 'FIM and Law'.
This document covers legal issues in federated access management.
|Final Workshop||July 2012|
To present the preliminary results to the study and receive feedback during the workshop.
|Final Study Report||Sep 2012||To include the feedback received during the final workshop.|
|Technical Report||Aug 2012||To report on the use of resources in the performance of the contract.|
If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact the study coordinator Licia Florio (firstname.lastname@example.org) or TERENA (email@example.com).