AARC - AuthN and AuthZ for Research and Collaboration

AARC is an EC funded project that brings together 20 different partners from National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), e-Infrastructures service providers and libraries.

AARC aims to develop and pilot an integrated cross-discipline authentication and authorisation framework, built on existing AAIs and on production federated infrastructures.

The AARC project vision is to avoid a future in which different e-Infrastructures and (new) research collaborations develop and operated independent (and not inter-operable) AAIs.

The AARC project will achieve its vision by improving the interoperability of existing AAIs to ensure access to R&E and commercial providers, defining a common policy framework that is accepted and implemented by all e-Infrastructures and by  offering a diversified training package for different communities.

Via user-communities driven pilots, AARC will test critical technical and policy components developed within the AARC project and will pilot the integration of policy frameworks into production services and the adoption of ready to use solutions for institutions to deploy federated.