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An Overview of the Apache Airavata Software Stack for Science Gateways

Marlon Pierce, Eroma Abeysinghe, Marcus Christie, Eric Coulter, Suresh Marru, Sudhakar Pamidighantam, Rob Quick, Isuru Ranawaka, Jun Wang, Dimuthu Wannipurage
2021 Zenodo  
Airavata Custos encompasses Apache Airavata's security services for managing user accounts; federated authentication; role, group, and attribute-based authorization; sharing and permissions; and resource  ...  This tutorial provides a series of lightning overviews of each of these major subsystems and illustrates their usage in different science gateways.  ...  We conclude the tutorial with a discussion of future directions for the Apache Airavata software stack and gateways in general, including greater support for FAIR science and secure integration of a greater  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5569497 fatcat:n3znwekuvjhy3npifzmnb4pwdi

Experiences with Integrating Custos SecurityServices [article]

Isuru Ranawaka, Samitha Liyanage, Dannon Baker, Alexandru Mahmoud, Juleen Graham, Terry Fleury, Dimuthu Wannipurage, Yu Ma, Enis Afgan, Jim Basney, Suresh Marru, Marlon Pierce
2021 arXiv   pre-print
federated authentication, iden-tity management, group and authorization management, andresource credential management.  ...  , and permissions are essentialtasks for science gateways, and gateways likewise must man-age secure connections between their middleware and remoteresources.  ...  Managing authentication and authorization in these scenarios is an interesting challenge.  ... 
arXiv:2107.04172v1 fatcat:b3kddpoy4rgo3b7efta4iasszm

Granular Security for a Science Gateway in Structural Bioinformatics

Sandra Gesing, Richard Grunzke, Ákos Balaskó, Georg Birkenheuer, Dirk Blunk, Sebastian Breuers, André Brinkmann, Gregor Fels, Sonja Herres-Pawlis, Péter Kacsuk, Miklos Kozlovszky, Jens Krüger (+9 others)
2011 International Workshop on Science Gateways  
The MoSGrid (Molecular Simulation Grid) science gateway provides an intuitive user interface to several widelyused tools in structural bioinformatics.  ...  The concept applies SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) and allows trust delegation from the user interface layer across the high-level middleware layer and the grid middleware layer down to the  ...  Furthermore, XtreemFS as an efficient distributed data management system handles the transfer of data between the science gateway and the HPC facilities.  ... 
dblp:conf/iwsg/GesingGBBBBBFHKK0PSSSSFWMK11 fatcat:t3aqeypi5zh3haaobqq7g4ppsm

Science Gateway Integration Examples with the Custos Security Service

Isuru Ranawaka, Samitha Liyanage, Dannon Baker, Alexandru Mahmoud, Juleen Graham, Terry Fleury, Dimuthu Wannipurage, Yu Ma, Enis Afgan, Jim Basney, Suresh Marru, Marlon Pierce
2021 Zenodo  
Managing user identities, accounts, and permissions are essential tasks for science gateways, and gateways likewise must manage secure connections between their middleware and remote, distributed resources  ...  federated authentication, identity management, authorization management, group management, and resource credential management.  ...  Managing authentication and authorization in these scenarios is an interesting challenge.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5749727 fatcat:pdpr5gjq4zecrjo4l4x5kb5zxm

Integrating Science Gateways with XSEDE Security

Jim Basney, Jeff Gaynor, Suresh Marru, Marlon Pierce, Thejaka Amila Kanewala, Rion Dooley, Joe Stubbs
2014 Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Conference on Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment - XSEDE '14  
We present a survey of credential management approaches for science gateways to integrate with the X.509 security infrastructure used by XSEDE.  ...  INTRODUCTION When accessing XSEDE resources, science gateways can use a variety of credential management approaches for authentication, accounting, authorization, and auditing [8] .  ...  In the next section, we discuss pros and cons of current approaches for managing credentials in XSEDE science gateways, including considerations of security risks, complexity, and usability.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2616498.2616559 dblp:conf/xsede/BasneyGMPKDS14 fatcat:37dc37qkdjgqncwew3gzj4nvy4

OEIRM: An Open Distributed Processing Based Interoperability Reference Model for e-Science [chapter]

Zhiming Zhao, Paola Grosso, Cees de Laat
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
model to guide the development of service layers in e-Science infrastructures.  ...  This paper proposes an Open Distributed Processing based interoperability reference model for e-Science.  ...  We would like to thank the FP7 EU funded Integrated project ENVRI project (project number 283465) and the Dutch national and education network SURFnet, through the GigaPort Research on Network (RoN) project  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35606-3_52 fatcat:pgm57dqzwzd4lkyijnuf5f5rru

Scalable Middleware Environment for Agent-Based Internet Applications [chapter]

Benno J. Overeinder, Frances M. T. Brazier
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The AgentScape middleware is designed to support deployment of agent-based applications on Internet-scale distributed systems.  ...  With the design of AgentScape, three dimensions of scalability are considered: size of distributed system, geographical distance between resources, and number of administrative domains.  ...  (communication latency and bandwidth); (iii) number of administrative domains: security mechanisms for authentication and authorization.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11558958_81 fatcat:eypyenjqqndg3ocywvkmoo56te

Apache Airavata security manager: Authentication and authorization implementations for a multi-tenant escience framework

Supun Nakandala, Hasini Gunasinghe, Suresh Marru, Marlon Pierce
2016 2016 IEEE 12th International Conference on e-Science (e-Science)  
We focus on science gateways, a class of distributed system cyberinfrastructure.  ...  eScience middleware frameworks integrating multiple virtual organizations must incorporate comprehensive user identity and access management solutions.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was supported by NSF award #1339774 "Collaborative Research: SI2-SSI: Open Gateway Computing Environments Science Gateways Platform as a Service (OGCE SciGaP)". S. N. and H.  ... 
doi:10.1109/escience.2016.7870911 dblp:conf/eScience/NakandalaGMP16 fatcat:pxudikwnm5fw7oxslwbhworxf4

A Dynamic, Multi-Protocol Data Storage Integration Framework for Multi-Tenanted Science Gateway Middleware

Dimuthu Wannipurage, Suresh Marru, Eroma Abeysinghe, Isuru Ranawaka, Marcus Christie, Marlon Pierce
2021 Zenodo  
Science gateways are user-centered, end-to-end cyberinfrastructure for managing scientific data and executions of computational software on distributed high performance computing and cloud resources.  ...  An important challenge for science gateways is to manage data at scale, where scaling pressures come from both the number of users of successful gateways and the size of data used in scientific workflows  ...  CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK In this paper we discussed our approach for diversifying data and storage management for science gateways.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5746111 fatcat:m5hxhbrm6jexxmmsvsyodg2nn4

An Interoperable Grid Information System for Integrated Resource Monitoring Based on Virtual Organizations

Timo Baur, Rebecca Breu, Tibor Kálmán, Tobias Lindinger, Anne Milbert, Gevorg Poghosyan, Helmut Reiser, Mathilde Romberg
2009 Journal of Grid Computing  
In many Grid infrastructures different kinds of information services are in use, which utilize different incompatible data structures and interfaces to encode and provide their data. Homo-  ...  Acknowledgements The authors wish to thank the Grid communities and the members of the working groups related to OGF GLUE, OGSA-DAI, OMII, GLOBUS and UNICORE for helpful advice and support.  ...  Access Authorization and Authentication In order to regulate access to the monitoring data in a VO-aware way, authentication and authorization methods are necessary.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10723-009-9134-3 fatcat:q3wyqxm7n5ac7j6lng7gtnbey4

Improvements of the UltraScan scientific gateway to enable computational jobs on large-scale and open-standards based cyberinfrastructures

Shahbaz Memon, Borries Demeler, Raminder Singh, Morris Riedel, Norbert Attig, Gary Gorbet, Lahiru Gunathilake, Morris Riedel, Thomas Lippert, Suresh Marru, Andrew Grimshaw, Florian Janetzko
2013 Proceedings of the Conference on Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment Gateway to Discovery - XSEDE '13  
Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), but also submissions to similar infrastructures in Europe and around the world.  ...  In this contribution, we will focus on several improvements of the UltraScan scientific gateway that enable a standardized job submission and management to computational resources while retaining its lightweight  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work in this paper is partially supported by the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery (XSEDE) Project of the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant number OCI-1053575. 9.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2484762.2484800 dblp:conf/xsede/MemonAGGRLMGJDSR13 fatcat:6tloafhrljdq5a75yqwqrewsji

Security Scheme for Managing a Large Quantity of Individual Information in RFID Environment [chapter]

Namje Park
2010 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
In this paper, we propose a security service solution for managing a large quantity of individual information in mobile RFID environment.  ...  It aims to become aware of distribution of large quantity of individual information with RFID tags and to provide information service to general consumers with mobile RFID devices like mobile phone or  ...  ; hence, the distribution and management of the key is difficult.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16339-5_10 fatcat:q7fel4ca2jdihbunur3rkz3x6a

A Multi-Protocol, Secure, and Dynamic Data Storage Integration Frameworkfor Multi-tenanted Science Gateway Middleware [article]

Dimuthu Wannipurage, Isuru Ranawaka, Eroma Abeysinghe, Marcus Christie, Suresh Marru, Marlon Pierce
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Science gateways are user-centric, end-to-end cyberinfrastructure for managing scientific data and executions of computational software on distributed resources.  ...  In order to simplify the creation and management of science gateways, we have pursued a multi-tenanted, platform-as-a-service approach that allows multiple gateway front-ends (portals) to be integrated  ...  CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK In this paper we discussed our approach for diversifying data management for science gateways.  ... 
arXiv:2107.03882v1 fatcat:hk7zbcpyune3bc2fynyg3mqt5q

Building Science Gateways with EnginFrame: a Life Science example

Livia Torterolo, Ivan Porro, Marco Fato, Maurizio Melato, Antonio Calanducci, Roberto Barbera
2009 International Workshop on Science Gateways  
The paper describes the EnginFrame framework developed to easily build Science Gateway prototypes and presents a use case from the Life Sciences domain. 1 Dissemination and Exploitation of GRids in Earth  ...  Given their ability to hide the complexities of the underlying computational environment, Science gateways, Grid portals and Web Service interfaces are crucial in enhancing user adoption of e-Infrastructures  ...  Finally we would like to acknowledge the support of the e-Science Institute in Edinburgh.  ... 
dblp:conf/iwsg/TorteroloPFMCB09 fatcat:77fra3dnmver7dlwviqmhfsl7a

Middleware For Building Adaptive Systems Via Configuration

Sanjai Narain, Ravichander Vaidyanathan, Stanley Moyer, William Stephens, Kirthika Parmeswaran, Abdul Rahim Shareef
2001 Proceedings of the ACM SIGPLAN workshop on Languages, compilers and tools for embedded systems - LCTES '01  
A middleware is needed to bridge this gap in the form of specification, reasoning, compilation and diagnostic tools.  ...  1 COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) devices are capable of executing powerful, distributed algorithms.  ...  In the absence of such a science of configuration, practice of the configuration method is highly inefficient and costly.  ... 
doi:10.1145/384197.384223 dblp:conf/lctrts/NarainVMSPS01 fatcat:trf3qqor3rbjhjhcxori2firvq
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