Registration open for IAM Online webinar on the AARC Blueprint Architecture

Registration open for IAM Online webinar on the AARC Blueprint Architecture

On 18 April at 15:00-16:00 CEST, a live webinar will explain the final version of the BluePrint Architecture (BPA) that was developed within the AARC project. This webinar is aimed at Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI) architects and technical decision makers for research collaborations. Connection via (Webinar ID: 473 763 744). Please register via:

What is the BPA?

The AARC BPA defines the key components that are needed for a research collaboration to build an AAI in a scalable and secure way, so that researchers can access the resources they need based on their role within the collaboration. These building blocks can be mixed and matched according to specific needs, so software architects and technical decision makers can build a customised solution for their research collaboration.

As the AARC project draws to a finish at the end of April, the final version of the BPA will be revealed. This version introduces the ‘community-first’ approach, which aims to streamline how researchers can access services or resources via their Community AAI using their institutional credentials from the National Identity Federations in eduGAIN, but also from other sources as needed / allowed by the community, such as social media or other community-managed identity providers.

In this webinar:

  • the AARC BPA experts will explain what it is, how it works and how it benefits research collaborations;
  • best practices for managing authorisation will be discussed, specifically targeting models for community-based authorisation; <== NEW!
  • you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

The webinar will be recorded and made permanently available via the IAM Online YouTube channel from AARC, REFEDS, GÉANT, InCommon and Internet2.

Further information

The webinar will be presented by Nicolas Liampotis (GRNET) and David Huebner (DAASI International).

A further webinar, about the AARC extensions to the REFEDS Assurance Framework, will be held on 9 May and details will be announced soon.

See more about the AARC Blueprint Architecture.

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