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User-Friendly Security Solutions for Grid Environments

Bruce Boghosian
Field of Science
Communications and Computational Systems
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Ali Haidar

Description: ACD is a new security mechanism for accessing distributed resources (such as the one provided by TeraGrid) using local credentials instead of digital certificates. The use of certificates is hidden from end user's. One certificate per project will be used in such a way that we can track users responsible for performing jobs within that Grid project locally. Users authenticated by means of username password to use grid resources. This will greatly improve usability.