SEAMLESS AND SECURE AUTHENTICATION FOR GRID PORTALS

Jean-Claude Côte, Mohamed Ahmed, Gabriel Mateescu, Roger Impey, Darcy Quesnel

Abstract

Grid portals typically store user grid credentials in a credential repository. Credential repositories allow users to access Grid portals from any machine having a Web browser, but their usage requires several authentication steps. Current portals require users to explicitly go through these steps, thereby hindering their usability. In this paper we present intuitive and easy to use tools to manage certificates. We also describe the integration of Grid Security Infrastructure authentication into a Java-based SSH terminal tool. Based on these tools, we build an innovative portal authentication mechanism that enables transparent delegation of credentials between clients, grid portal and the credential repository.

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in Harvard Style

Côte J., Ahmed M., Mateescu G., Impey R. and Quesnel D. (2005). SEAMLESS AND SECURE AUTHENTICATION FOR GRID PORTALS . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 972-8865-20-1, pages 140-145. DOI: 10.5220/0001229501400145


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist05,
author={Jean-Claude Côte and Mohamed Ahmed and Gabriel Mateescu and Roger Impey and Darcy Quesnel},
title={SEAMLESS AND SECURE AUTHENTICATION FOR GRID PORTALS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2005},
pages={140-145},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001229501400145},
isbn={972-8865-20-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - SEAMLESS AND SECURE AUTHENTICATION FOR GRID PORTALS
SN - 972-8865-20-1
AU - Côte J.
AU - Ahmed M.
AU - Mateescu G.
AU - Impey R.
AU - Quesnel D.
PY - 2005
SP - 140
EP - 145
DO - 10.5220/0001229501400145