Rachana Ananthakrishnan, Globus Head of Products
December 9, 2019 (All day) to December 12, 2019 (All day)

Internet2 Technology Exchange 2019

Globus is presenting at this year's Internet2 TechEx in New Orleans:

  • Title: Enabling Scalable Research Workflows Using the Globus IAM Platform
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 11 @ 10:20-11:10 a.m.
  • Abstract: Identity and access management (IAM) services provided by the Globus data management platform, combined with high-speed networks and Science DMZs, create a myriad possibilities to increase efficiency in research workflows. In recent years, we have presented Globus capabilities to the Internet2 community in a variety of contexts, from the perspective of both researchers and those who deliver services to the research ecosystem. In this talk, we will address what we see as a growing need to integrate robust IAM capabilities into a variety of tools that are becoming commonplace in research and educational environments. We will describe a series of use cases that demonstrate how Globus can be used to broker authentication and authorization interactions, such that users can access and move seamlessly between tools using existing institutional credentials, while developers can protect REST API communications in their services using web standards such as OAuth2 and OpenID Connect without having to build custom IAM infrastructure. Examples will include streamlining data flows from the Advanced Photon Source in an ambitious neurobiology project, facilitating large scale simulations in materials research, and enabling interactive data science using the Jupyter platform. We will also demonstrate how researchers can easily incorporate protected data (e.g. PHI, CUI) into their research, and share it securely and appropriately with collaborators, while meeting compliance requirements. 

Internet2’s annual Technology Exchange conference is a premier technical event in the global R&E community, convening technology visionaries (technologists, architects, scientists, researchers, engineers, operators, and students) from around the world, for 3.5 days of presentations and discussions focusing on the next generation of federated trust and identity, information security, and advanced network design. For details, visit the conference page.