I've written previously about advances in attribute-based authorization. An important part of this work is the GridShib tools. From Tim Freeman's blog on Virtualization and Grid Computing, information on new GridShib components:
The GridShib Team is pleased to announce the availability of the GridShib SAML Tools v0.1.3.
Changes in this release include:
- added support for –ssoResponse command-line option
- fixed logging bug http://bugzilla.globus.org/globus/show_bug.cgi?id=4982
- fixed (UNIX) file permissions on scripts in bin/
- fixed CRLF on scripts and editable text files
- implemented web-based demo script https://computer.ncsa.uiuc.edu/gst-demo/
To see the GridShib SAML Tools in action, please try out our new demo app:
The source code used to implement this demo is bundled with the SAML Tools. As always, you can download the SAML Tools and other software components from the GridShib Downloads page:
AND, a new GridShib release (with VOMS support):
The GridShib Project is pleased to announce GridShib for GT v0.5.1, now available on the GridShib Downloads page:
For a detailed changelog of what is new in this release, see:
The major change in this release is support for using VOMS based authorization in conjunction with SAML attribute based authorization (authorization will be based on one or the other). If you are not interested in using VOMS, GridShib for GT will compile and run without needing to install the VOMS authorization library.