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From Amila Jayasekara <>
Subject Re: [GSoC] Identity Server needs for Airavata
Date Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:14:58 GMT
Hi Suresh,

I need to think about this in detail. I will send you a detail reply later.
It seems this is going to be an interesting idea.


On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 3:51 PM, Suresh Marru <> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I would like to brainstorm on this project idea. I know it may be too late
> for GSoC, but still if we conclude enough, we can probably motivate a
> student to pick on it.
> For Airavata thrift API, we have been relying on a assertion of mutual
> authentication with client gateways. This still seems reasonable, but I
> worry about deployment headaches of issuing and managing these PKI's. More
> over, when Sachith had a brief interaction on this topic on thrift dev list
> [1], it seems like mutual authentication is not current available. The
> service authentication seems to be well supported though.
> Since Airavata based gateways at some point will need to work on Identity
> Management, I wonder if prototyping a OAuth2 identify server integration
> with Airavata might help? If this is worth exploring, making this a GSoC
> idea might not be a bad choice.
> Amila and others, any thoughts?
> Suresh
> [1] -

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