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Helmholtz AAI

This is the technical and administrative documentation on Helmholtz AAI, built and maintained by HIFIS.

Info

For a high-level representation, have a look at the Helmholtz AAI Homepage on hifis.net.

Here we describe all you need to know about joining as a user, registering a Virtual Organisation (VO), managing groups in VOs, registering a service, joining as an identity provider, or using the AAI capabilities to authorise users and user groups for fine-grained access to your service(s).

We further describe our goals, technology, and policies, and give further organisational information (see menu).

Goals

The goal of Helmholtz AAI is to enable stakeholders with a Helmholtz background to accomplish several tasks:

  • Enable the participating Helmholtz Centres to provide services to well defined sets of federated users, based on solid authentication and authorisation.
  • Enable Principal Investigators (VO Managers) at Helmholtz Centres to allocate resources on behalf of their group (VO) and to manage the authorisation for the members of their VOs.
  • Enable global researchers to use services provided by Helmholtz Centres - given they are properly authorised and their identity is adequately understood.
  • Align with European activities that focus around the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).