Presentation on theme: "National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Asia Pacific Grid PMA Yoshio Tanaka APGrid PMA, Chair Grid Technology Research Center,"— Presentation transcript:
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Asia Pacific Grid PMA Yoshio Tanaka APGrid PMA, Chair Grid Technology Research Center, AIST, Japan
Background Many Asia-Pacific countries are going to have strong motivation for international collaboration with the outside of Asia Pacific. LCG, OSC, TeraGrid, etc … PRAGMA & TeraGrid, UK-eScience, EGEE, etc. Key issue for the collaboration is CA operation Most Certificate Authorities in Asia-Pacific countries were experimental-level No CP/CPS Not strictly operated
APGrid PMA: Asia Pacific Grid PMA General Policy Management Authority in Asia Pacific Not specific for ApGrid, Not specific for PRAGMA … Unofficially started in 2003 Before GGF7@Tokyo Launched on June 1 st, 2004 Defines minimum CA requirements APGrid PMA approved that we accept two levels of CA: Experimental-level CA Alternative of the Globus CA Can be trusted within A-P communities Production-level CA Strict management is necessary Expected to be trusted by international communities
APGridPMA: Activities Defines and approves documents such as charter and the minimum CA requirements Accreditation of CAs 9 accredited CAs AIST, APAC, ASGCC, CNIC, IHEP, KEK, KISTI, NAREGI, NCHC 7 CAs are in operation CNIC/SDG will change the structure and will be re- accreditedAudit Audit checklist was drafted based on WebTrust criteria and the minimum CA requirement AIST, ASGCC, IHEP, CNIC have been audited by the other CAs. APAC will be audited after PRAGMA 10.
APGridPMA: Activities (cont d) Regular (monthly) VTC. Brief status reports of each CA In-depth report of a CA Decisions Examination for accreditation of a CA Approval of charter, minimum CA requirements, etc. Open discussions (physical) face-to-face meeting (at least) once per year. 1 st face-to-face meeting was in Dec. 2005, Beijing. Discussions by emails Discussions with the other PMAs
What PRAGMA can do? Launch a PRAGMA CA, which is a catch-all CA for PRAGMA. Issues IGTF-accredited certificates for PRAGMA members.Procedures Design architecture Draft CP/CPS Review by the APGrid PMA