Accessing, using, and operating services for research in today’s world, as a rule, is inherently distributed, where users access resources outside their home organisations. In this complex environment, the question of trust for users, resource providers, and infrastructures, becomes paramount.

AARC’s Policies and Guidelines are a compilation of best practices and recommendations set up to help research and e-Infrastructures to implement scalable and cost-effective policy and operational frameworks for their AARC BPA compliant AAIs. Those deploying an AARC BPA compliant AAI can benefit from policy frameworks, guidelines and templates that are part of the Policy Development Kit

The policies are there to provide a starting point, so that Research Infrastructures do not have to re-invent the wheel!

Policy Development Kit (PDK)

This kit supports Research Infrastructures in adopting or enhancing a policy set that regulates the operation and use of an Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure in line with the AARC Blueprint Architecture.

AARC Policy Frameworks and guidelines

Sirtfi provides a mechanism to identify trusted, operationally secure eduGAIN participants and facilitate effective incident response collaboration.

Snctfi identifies operational and policy requirements to help establish trust between an infrastructure and identity providers either in an R&E federation.

AARC Guidelines help communities and infrastructures to implement and operate an AAI for research and collaboration more effectively and in an interoperable way. AARC has produced several policy guidelines. 

For more information on how to use the AARC Policy Guidelines and the AARC Policy Frameworks check out the Policy Development Kit

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