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1 PERSEUS : Portal-enabled Resources via Shibbolized End-user Security 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 1 PERSEUS Project Update John Paschoud, Project Manager (and Simon McLeish, and Masha Garibyan) LSE Library

2 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 2 Overview PERSEUS aims & architecture Relationships… Federations? Progress to date Some challenges

3 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 3 PERSEUS Project July 04 – June 06 Portal-enabled Resources via Shibbolized End-user Security LSE Shib-IdP established in previous projects –LSE was the first Shibboleth adopter in the UK Using this to explore: –Access to end-user info systems integrated via an institution- wide portal (uPortal development) –Next steps in fine-grain authorisation (Signet development) –Access for ad-hoc user communities: Alumni groups as Virtual Organisations

4 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 4 Project aims Using LSE as a testbed –Multiple user identities and attributes (but only about 10K directory identities) –Infrastructure –Resource licenses Producing: –Documented, scaleable campus models for implementation –Contribution to OSS developments of uPortal and Signet

5 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 5 PERSEUS Shibbolized architecture (external resources) portal CMS content CLR (eg) Organisational Domain Voyager library data Organisational Domain (eg)Jstor e-journals Shib AA (+ authority manager) YaleCAS (web ISO) CMS LDAP enterprise directory SITS student data SP HR staff data content SP CLR (eg) CMS SP content CMS SP content SP CLR = Collection-Level Registry CMS = Content Mgmt System SP IdP

6 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 6 PERSEUS relationships

7 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 7 Related projects DART –Digital Anthropology Resources for Teaching nereus –European collaboration for Economics research ShibboLEAP –Shibboleth-enabling the London University SHERPA-LEAP OA consortium

8 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 8 [DART]

9 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 9 [Nereus]

10 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 10 [ShibboLEAP]

11 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 11 Federations? nereus ShibboLEAP DART

12 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 12 Real-life roles Service providers Resource owners Students - in many roles Academics-as-teachers Academics-as-researchers Academics-as-decision-makers Alumni …as???

13 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 13 Progress to date [1] Shibboleth progress –Installation (and many upgrades!) of IdP and SP software at LSE –Successful connection to SDSS / Athens test federations –Investigation of SELinux incompatibilities with Shib & testing of fixed SP software (in progress)

14 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 14 Progress to date [2] Integration progress –Helping Endeavor set up test SP for Voyager/ENCompass system (LSE Library mgmt systems) –Initial work on writing Voyager/ENCompass portlets for uPortal –Work in progress to make LSE Dspace repository Shibbolised –LSE installation of SigNet 0.3 release (in progress) –Ongoing discussions on uPortal/Shibboleth integration (through Internet2 team)

15 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 15 Progress to date [3] Content licences –Initial scoping study on LSE Library e-resources management and current e-licensing situation –Active participation in testing Meridian (new e- resources mgmt system from Endeavor) –Active participation in major e-licensing initiatives (e.g. the EDItEUR ERMI / ONIX Licensing Terms Workshop, 21 Apr 05) –Work in progress to conduct a joint PERSEUS / NEREUS study about current e-resources access terms and conditions

16 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 16 Progress to date [4] Dissemination & publicity –Public website (www.angel.ac.uk/PERSEUS/) –Monthly update reports for stakeholders & associate partners –LSE Library Foyer exhibition –Presentations at relevant UK and international events (e.g. EuroCAMP, I2MM, UKSG, UCISA) –Publications Installing Shibboleth in Ariadne (suggestions on improving Shibboleth installation experience) Articles in Assignation, New Review of Information Networking

17 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 17 Some challenges Slow progress with Signet/PERMIS developments Difficulties with uPortal integration –(at heart Im this sort of engineer, but sometimes were forced to be this sort)this A need for a central (UK) database of standard licences for major suppliers that reflects Shib-usable (eduPerson) attributes Devising ways to engage with Alumni groups

18 PERSEUS 16 May 2005JISC Core Middleware Programme Meeting, Loughborough 18 Contact details


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