This is the Helmholtz AAI Documentation, describing all you need to know about joining as a user, a Virtual Organisation (VO), a service or as an identity provider. We describe our goals, technology, organisation and policies.
For high-level representation, feel free to also have a look at the Helmholtz AAI Homepage.
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.
- Be in line with European activities that focus around the European Open Science Cloud EOSC