Building an authentication and authorization infrastructure (AAI) in
order to seamlessly provide a uniform, easy to use and secure access
to network and networked resources has become an imperative. Nevertheless,
this task requires not only technical but also organisational changes.
This workshop consists of two parts. In the first, introductory part,
we explain the AA problem and the concept of AAI. Current situation
in academic, research and education community in Europe and USA will
be briefly discussed. The second, main part is concentrated on the current
status in Croatian academic and research community. University Computing
Centre - Srce and CARNet have started a joined project endorsed and
financed by the Ministry of science, education and sports of Republic
of Croatia, with the goal to establish and maintain AAI for Croatian
academic and research community.
Participants will get the information about the state of the project
as well as the future plans. Technical and organisational challenges
will be discussed.