AARC Pilot - Glossary

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AARC
Authnetication and Authorization for Research and Collaboration
CA
Certificate Authority
CILogon
CILogon enables users to authenticate with their home organization and obtain a certificate for secure access to CyberInfrastructure (CI).
CRL
Certificate Revocation List
CSR
Certificate Signing Request
DN
X509 Distinguished Name.
DS
Delegation Server
EEC
End-Entity Certificate
FQAN
Fully Qualified Attribute Names
IdP
Identity Provider in the context of SSO scenarios, such as supported by Shibboleth.
IGTF
Interoperable Global Trust Federation
MP Client
Master Portal Client component.
MP Server
Master Portal Server component.
OA4MP
OAuth for MyProxy provides an OAuth-compliant REST web interface to the MyProxy service for providing user certificates to science gateways.
OAuth
OAuth is an open standard for authorization.
OIDC
OpenID Connect is a simple identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol.
PKI
Public Key Infrastructure
PUSP
Per-User Sub-Proxy
RCauth.eu
The white-label Research and Collaboration Authentication CA Service for Europe.
SAML
Security Assertion Markup Language is an XML-based, open-standard data format for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties, in particular, between an identity provider and a service provider.
SP
Service Provider in the context of SSO scenarios, such as supported by Shibboleth.
SSO
Single Sign-On
TTS
Token Translation Service. RCauth.eu is a Token Translation Service that translates SAML to X509.
VM
Virtual Machine
VOMS
Virtual Organization Membership Service in grid computing.
VO Portal
An AARC Pilot component used to demonstrate a Portal capable of acquiring certificates with Virtual Organisation membership information.
WAYF
Where Are You From. Usually a service running in SSO scenarios listing multiply IdPs for the end user to choose from.
X509
Standard for a public key infrastructure to manage digital certificates.
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