Training on integration of services to ELIXIR AAI
ELIXIR AAI is the ELIXIR service portfolio for authenticating researchers and managing their access rights in ELIXIR services. This training material was used in a workshop 4-5 Apr 2017 that was intended in particular for service administrators in organizations that want to make use of ELIXIR AAI in controlling access to their services.
The workshop had down-to-earth approach that consists of lectures and hands-on sessions where the participants were instructed to install and configure a server running in a virtual machine in their own laptop. The workshop was rather technical and detailed at times.
The workshop consisted of two days. The first day was generic and useful for any service provider interested in providing online services relaying on the SAML 2.0 identity federation protocol. During the day the participants learned to install a SAML (Shibboleth) Service Provider server and integrate it to a SAML Identity Provider server. The second day was specific to ELIXIR and focuses on integrating the SAML Service Provider to the ELIXIR AAI. Also the ELIXIR AAI’s support for OpenID Connect protocol was presented.
Keywords: AAI, authentication, Shibboleth
Target audience: service administrators in organizations that want to make use of ELIXIR AAI
Difficulty level: Intermediate