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Project Number


Project Title

Leveraging Emergent Federated Activities
a.k.a. LEFA

Technical Contacts

PI: Kenneth J. Klingenstein, Internet2
Steven Carmody, Brown University

Participating Organizations

Ann Arbor, MI

Brown University
Providence, RI

GPO Liaison System Engineer

Vic Thomas


The work will focus on enabling GENI for federated identity, developing options for supporting virtual organizations within the GENI community, brokering GENI's international requirements at the middleware layer, providing white papers on critical GENI topics in which the Internet2 middleware community has established expertise, requirements gathering for federated authentication/authorization and attribute aggregation across the GENI clusters, and on working closely with other peer proposals investigating related themes.

Current Capabilities


MilestoneDate(LEFA: S2.a Federation technologies within ORCA)?
MilestoneDate(LEFA: S2.b Demo at GEC 7)?
MilestoneDate(LEFA: S2.c Begin PlanetLab Engagement)?
MilestoneDate(LEFA: S2.d White paper on the federation knot in GENI)?

Project Technical Documents

LEFA []Annual Review slides

Quarterly Status Reports

March 2010 Status Report

LEFA Project Status Report Period: April 2010 – June 2010

  1. Major accomplishments

Developed an approach to interacting with portal-based access controls in GENI.

  1. Milestones achieved

The federation knot paper continues to circulate. The distinctions and relationships between federated identity and federated control planes are being sharpened in the GENI community.

  1. Deliverables made

Setting up demo for GEC8.

  1. Description of work performed during last quarter
  1. Activities and findings
  • Worked with ORCA and central IT staff at Duke to implement Shibboleth environment for ORCA staff to explore and learn from.
  • Worked with Planetlab deployer in Romania to incorporate Shibboleth IDP into Plantelab node.
  • Worked with BBN staff discussing Shibboleth, its model, and how it could be incorporated into GENI security architecture and add value.
  • Working with PMO and Duke to define and develop demo for GEC8.
  • Working with various people to begin implementing the set of services that will comprise the demo.
  • Participated and presented in the NSF FIRE workshop at Princeton in May.
  • Discussed the GENI opportunities and impacts with leading research universities CIOs in May.
  1. Project participants

Ken Klingenstein (internet2), Principal Investigator: project direction, federation analysis, white paper development, participant in GENI CF discussions, liaison with Steve Sch of Cobham and service as project laison to the GPO

Steven Carmody (Brown University), Senior IT Architect at Brown University and Project Manager of Internet2's Shibboleth Project: focus on engagement with ORCA and Planetlab on technical issues

  1. Publications (individual and organizational)
  1. Outreach activities
  1. Collaborations

ORCA control framework. A federated Planetlab in Romania.

  1. Other Contributions

LEFA Project Status Report: July 2010 - Sept 2010

Spiral 2 Connectivity

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