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Helmholtz AAI

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