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Automatic verification of SLA for Firewall Configuration in Grid Environments. Gian Luca Volpato Christian Grimm Martin Janitschke. Gian Luca Volpato – Cracow Grid Workshop 08 – 15 October 2008. Motivation. Facilitate the integration of new resources into a Grid:

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Automatic verification of SLA for Firewall Configuration in Grid Environments

Gian Luca Volpato

Christian Grimm

Martin Janitschke

Gian Luca Volpato – Cracow Grid Workshop 08 – 15 October 2008


Motivation

Facilitate the integration of new resources into a Grid:

  • Definition of security profiles

  • Certification of firewall setup

  • Monitoring firewall configuration as part of the Service Level Agreements

Gian Luca Volpato - Cracow Grid Workshop '08 - 15 October 2008


Summary

  • Firewall configuration issues

  • Classification of middleware components

  • Definition of security profiles

  • SLA extension

  • Tool for automatic verification of firewall configuration

  • Q&A

Gian Luca Volpato - Cracow Grid Workshop '08 - 15 October 2008


Integration of new partners

  • Installation of Grid middleware(s)

  • Creation of local user accounts

  • Registration to the information services

  • ...

  • Configuration of firewall rules

    • If too restrictive  prevent legitimate communications

    • If too loose  allow unauthorized communications

Gian Luca Volpato - Cracow Grid Workshop '08 - 15 October 2008


Classification of middleware components

Worker Node

Globus GRAM

Four categories of middleware components:

  • Computing frontends

  • Data frontends

  • Interactive nodes

  • Worker nodes

Worker Node

Worker Node

LCG/gLite CE

Batch system

Worker Node

Worker Node

Worker Node

UNICORE NJS

Worker Node

Interactive node

dCache SE

OGSA-DAI

Gian Luca Volpato - Cracow Grid Workshop '08 - 15 October 2008


Communication paths

Identification of network ports used by each component for incoming connections

Gian Luca Volpato - Cracow Grid Workshop '08 - 15 October 2008


Security profiles

Minimize the number of connections traversing firewalls

Range from basic services to complete set of functionality

Gian Luca Volpato - Cracow Grid Workshop '08 - 15 October 2008


SLA extension

Each site declares which security profile will be implemented

Provide guarantee that communications to/from certain Grid services is allowed, i.e. firewall is correctly configured

Verification:

  • before accepting a site in production

  • periodically for all the duration of the collaboration

Gian Luca Volpato - Cracow Grid Workshop '08 - 15 October 2008


Verification of firewall configuration

Central service performing periodic verifications:

  • requested ports are accessible

  • all other ports are blocked

    In a further evolution

  • allow peer-to-peer verification of selected sites

  • triggered on-demand

Gian Luca Volpato - Cracow Grid Workshop '08 - 15 October 2008


Gian Luca Volpato - Cracow Grid Workshop '08 - 15 October 2008


Summary

  • Firewall configuration issues

  • Classification of middleware components

  • Definition of security profiles

  • SLA extension

  • Tool for automatic verification of firewall configuration

    Q&A

Gian Luca Volpato - Cracow Grid Workshop '08 - 15 October 2008


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