AARC training for life sciences improves understanding of authentication and authorisation infrastructures

Representatives from several life science communities welcomed the AARC project’s training team towards the end of April. The team delivered basic concepts about AAI (authentication and authorisation infrastructures) and its benefits, with a focus on the new AAI for life sciences that is being piloted in AARC.

Around 16 participants from BBMRI, ELIXIR, Euro-Bioimaging, INFRAFRONTIER, INSTRUCT and CORBEL joined the two-half-days workshop in Munich, on 23-24 April. The AARC event was followed by a further one-day training by ELIXIR, on more technical aspects of connecting to the ELIXIR infrastructure.

David Hübner (DAASI) was one of the trainers on behalf of the AARC project, with Andrea Biancini (RETI).

The event supported learning by addressing questions and doubts and participant feedback showed a very positive response to the AAI concepts and satisfaction about the training goal, scope and quality.

What the users would like to learn next, according to the feedback, is more technical training, understanding the differences between SAML and OIDC, getting insights into detailed implementations of existing architectures and more specific training on AARC results regarding architecture and policy.

The feedback received is very valuable and will be taken into consideration for future AARC training events. The AARC training team is looking forward to receiving requests for training events for the second half of the year; please contact aarc-contacts@lists.geant.org.

Further information:

More about the AARC pilot AAI for life sciences communities and AARC training activities.