EUBra-BIGSEA Infrastructure AAA is a software component that provides a common Identity and Access Management (IAM) service interface to the EUBra-BIGSEA Infrastructure resources, independently of the underlying cloud framework (e.g. Open-Stack, CloudStack, commercial frameworks).
This service corresponds to a high-level abstraction layer, mapping with and extending the native IAM features of each cloud framework to be supported by the EUBra-BIGSEA platform. In practice, it may be considered as an extension component for UPV’s IM (Infrastructure Manager) (http://www.grycap.upv.es/im/index.php), providing a high-level abstraction layer for AAA services controlling the access to cloud resources.
Infrastructure AAA provides a common, unified access point for authentication and authorization when accessing underlying cloud resources, abstracting the specificities of each of the encompassed cloud frameworks.
- The asset is still under development. The release of the asset is planned in June 2017.
- Infrastructure AAA will integrate with the envisaged underlying cloud frameworks (CloudStack, OpenStack, others). Usage with other frameworks will require adaptation work.
- Infrastructure AAA will operate at infrastructure level, and its end-users are the EUBra-BIGSEA application developers/providers.
Infrastructure AAA is being developed to be used in specific scope of the EUBra-BIGSEA framework. More specifically, it was designed so that application developers/providers have a single, unified authentication and authorization interface for accessing underlying cloud resources when deploying and managing their applications. In the future, it may be made available to the community to be used in (or, most likely, adapted to) other contexts and other sectors.