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Primeur weekly 2015-03-23

Special

University of Kent team to work on protocol independent federated identity management in OpenStack ...

From Cloud federation to general federation management ...

The Cloud

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VMware announces general availability of VMware vSphere 6, VMware Integrated OpenStack and VMware Virtual SAN 6 ...

VMware Announces General Availability of vCloud Air in Germany ...

HP helps TNT future-proof business through IT transformation ...

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ISC 2015 keynotes focus on latest innovation and future challenges ...

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Allinea delivers OpenPOWER debugging ...

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HP brings scalable, high-performance storage solutions within reach of more midsized businesses ...

New optical materials break digital connectivity barriers ...

Scientists invent new way to control light, critical for next gen of super fast computing ...

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NVIDIA unveils Digits DevBox supercomputer aimed at researchers ...

Brookhaven presents Big Data pilot projects at Supercomputing Conference ...

Tohoku University and Fujitsu succeed in real-time flood analysis using supercomputer-based high-resolution tsunami modelling ...

Use of reclaimed water fuels decrease at Los Alamos ...

HP helps small businesses gain a competitive edge with new compute platforms ...

Data structures influence speed of quantum search in unexpected ways ...

University of Kent team to work on protocol independent federated identity management in OpenStack


23 Mar 2015 London - At the Cloud Plugfest December 2014 in London,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview David Chadwick, University of Kent. For the last couple of years, he and his team have been working on protocol independent federated identity management in OpenStack and making sure that OpenStack can basically talk any number of federation protocols and manage users from any number of IDPs and ultimately give them access to OpenStack resources.

The topic the Chadwick currently is working on is federal organisation management in OpenStack to allow users from a wide number of IDPs to all take on the same roles and to get access to the same set of resources.

On top of that, David Chadwick has a PhD student who is looking into all sorts of management in OpenStack, and - in fact - in federated Cloud, because the team is interested in two questions. From the administrative perspective the question is: which virtual organisation role do I need to give to this user in order for him to be able to access these services? From the user's perspective the question is: I have got this particular virtual organisation role, what can I do with it?

The team is performing the work through the creation of policy administration points which the user can read in the policies from the various Clouds, or he can analyze the policies or store them in a relational database and then try to answer these questions about what roles you need to actually access resources and what resources you can access with a particular role.