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  1. CARSI: Federated Identity and Resource Sharing over CERNET Dr. PING CHEN Peking University(北京大学) Jan, 24th, 2008

  2. Agenda • Current AAI Situation over CERNET • Our Plan: CARSI • CARSI Elements • CARSI Infrastructure • CARSI Federation Contract Negotiation & Audit • CARSI Federation Provider Registry • CARSI Virtual Resource Directory • CARSI OpenIdP • CARSI Services • Current Deployment • Current Focuses

  3. Current AAI situation over CERNET • Most Univ. have campus-wide IDM • Univ. web applications run in two ways: • accessed publicly without protection • only be visited by a closed set of users • Cross-univ. AAI is important to sharing • Sharing object can be user identity resource • Sharing object can also be web applications • Cross-univ. AAI and resource sharing is still in the experimental stage

  4. Our Plan: CARSICernet Authentication and Resource Sharing Infrastructure • Goals: • To integrate university IDMs to a CERNET AAI • To share univ. user account resources over CERNET • To share existing protected web application resources from a closed set of users to CERNET users • To protect existing unprotected web applications • To provide a basic AAI middleware for CERNET applications • To standardize and simplify application’s upgrade to AAI- protected • To push new applications cross universities

  5. CARSI Elements: • CARSI infrastructure • Based on SAML/shibboleth • CARSI FCNA • Federation Contract Negotiation & Audit • CARSI FPR • Federation Provider Registry • CARSI OpenIdP • An IdP providing free registered fed account for test users • CARSI Services • SP-protected web applications for fed users • Others

  6. 1. CARSI infrastructure • CARSI-Fed: cross-domain federation • CARSI-portal • A web portal for fed user login • A web portal providing resource list for fed users • CARSI-WAYF: where are you from • CARSI-VRD: Virtual Resource Directory • CARSI-Person: CARSI User Attribute Specification • CARSI-Uid(Universal user identity): localid@domainid • CARSI-IdP: shibboleth IdP + • CARSI-SP: shibboleth SP +

  7. Infrastructure Workflow • Way 1: 1. Portal login -> 2. select application from resource list -> 3. visit web application • Way 2: 1. request to visit web application -> 2. redirected to portal to login -> 3. visit application

  8. CARSI-Portal

  9. Infrastructure WorkflowWay 1 Demo Web browser CARSI SP CARSI SP CARSI IdP CARSI Portal CARSI VRD CARSI WAYF Application

  10. Infrastructure WorkflowWay 1 Demo Web browser 1. login with CARSI-Uid CARSI SP CARSI SP CARSI IdP CARSI Portal CARSI VRD CARSI WAYF Application

  11. Infrastructure WorkflowWay 1 Demo Web browser 2. Redirect to IdP 3.Pass auth, redirect to VRD 4. Resource list returned to user CARSI SP CARSI SP CARSI IdP CARSI Portal CARSI VRD CARSI WAYF Application

  12. Infrastructure WorkflowWay 1 Demo Web browser 9. The user has passwd auth, redirect to SP 6. Visit SP-protected application 7. First time visit the resource, redirect to WAYF 8. Redirect to visiting user’s IdP 5. Select an application to visit CARSI SP CARSI SP CARSI IdP CARSI Portal CARSI VRD CARSI WAYF Application

  13. Infrastructure WorkflowWay 1 Demo Web browser 10. Pass authorization, user accesses application CARSI SP CARSI SP CARSI IdP CARSI Portal CARSI VRD CARSI WAYF Application

  14. 2. CARSI FCNAFederation Contract Negotiation & Audit • Goal: • How many and what kind of influences does cross-domain AAI bring to users(IdP) and applications(SP)? • How can cross-domain AAI running in a controllable way? Contract? Negotiation? The economic model? • How is cross-domain AAI being used? What’s user’s using habit? • Methods: • Federation log record, aggregation and analysis: IdP log, SP log, Portal log, WAYF log, etc. • Resource sharing statistics • Based on IdP, how many IdP users visit other-domain applications, their using habit, etc • Based on SP, which domain and what kind of users visit it, what is the peak visiting time, etc • User’s behavior and action tracking • Tracing user’s visiting sequence • Which visiting sequence is more adopted? • How cross-domain AAI benefit them?

  15. CARSI FCNA interfaces

  16. 3. CARSI FPR: Federation Provider Registry • A system for federation members to manage domain/IdP/SP by themselves • Administrators are required to register accounts depending on administrative object • Administrator account management is role-based • Role: FedAdmin, OrgAdmin, IdPAdmin, SPAdmin • IdP/SP register and management • Followed with corresponding management policy • IdP/SP/Admin policy

  17. 3. CARSI FPR: Federation Provider Registry • FedAdmin • To manage member administrator accounts and member IdP/SPs • OrgAdmin • To manage Admins of a domain/organization • Activated by paper documents stamped with organization seal • 1 domain may have multiple admins with OrgAdmin role • IdPAdmin • To manage 1 IdP • Activated by OrgAdmin or other IdPAdmin for the same IdP • 1 IdP may have multiple admins with IdPAdmin role • SPAdmin • To manage 1/n SPs • Activated by OrgAdmin or other SPAdmin for the same SP • 1 SP may have multiple admins with SPAdmin role

  18. 4. CARSI VRD: Virtual Resource Directory • A list of sharing web applications • One part of CARSI-Portal • Synchronized with FPR-registered SPs • SP protected • Classified and exhibited for user access

  19. 5. CARSI-OpenIdP • An open identity provider • Freely registered • Mainly for test purpose

  20. 6. CARSI-Services Online served: • Black Board System • PKU Exquisite Courses • Campus IP gateway • Content Management System • Network Management Systems On-going: • CARSI vConf: Video Conference • CARSI library • others

  21. Current Deployment • Members: • 5 of 10 CERNET regional nodes: Peking Univ., Tsinghua Univ., BUPT, SCUT, UESTC • 1 research institute: Research Institute of Telecommunication Transmission • Applications: about 10

  22. Current Deployment

  23. Current Focuses: • Complete the above key functions • Extend the federation to more universities. • Attract more applications. • Find out an easy way to make applications shibbolethed

  24. Thank You! CARSI: http://www.carsi.edu.cnEmail: carsi@pku.edu.cn