Authentication on DataFinder using Grid credentials (certificates)

Registered by Guy K. Kloss on 2010-10-15

Authenticating a user on DataFinder using Grid credentials. This could be one or all of these, using:
 * Personal Grid (proxy) certificate
 * MyProxy user name/password to retrieve a proxy certificate from a MyProxy instance
 * SLCS (Short Lived Credential Service) through Shibboleth

A possible approach is to interface with the task bar applet as developed in the Summer of eResearch's "Research Desktop" project in 2010/2011. This applet is implemented in Python, and should work in a platform independent way. It makes use of an authentication service for the Grid, exposed as a RESTful web service. An advantage would be, that it is independent of the actual application, and can be re-used for further Grid applications. Additionally the DataFinder could be launched from a configurable context menu of the task bar applet for ease of use.

 * https://wiki.auckland.ac.nz/display/BeSTGRID/Research+Desktop

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Not started
Approver:
Tobias Schlauch
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Undefined
Drafter:
Miriam
Direction:
Approved
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None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for trunk
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Unknown
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