Steve Tuecke, Globus Co-Founder
September 13, 2017 - 1:00 CDT

As part of the IAM Webinar Series hosted by InCommon, Globus co-founder Steve Tuecke will be presenting on "Identity and Access Management" with Globus Auth, in a live webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 2:00pm.  Globus Auth is a foundational identity and access management (IAM) platform as a service (PaaS) that allows developers to quickly and easily create secure web, mobile, desktop, and command line applications and services. Leveraging the OAuth2 and OpenID Connect (OIDC) web standards, Globus Auth provides app and service developers with login and identity linking services for existing identity federations such as InCommon, social login services such as Google and ORCID, and other facility identities such as XSEDE, Blue Waters, and NERSC. Globus Auth also provides OAuth2 token issuance and validation that service developers can use to secure their own REST APIs using standard OAuth2.  In this webinar we will introduce Globus Auth and describe how it implements common security constructs using the OAuth2 and OIDC standards. We will walk through how web applications can use Globus Auth to enable login with existing user credentials, and how the same mechanisms can be used by command line applications to automate tasks such as recurring data synchronization and distribution of user selected data sets. We will also discuss how Globus Auth can be used to secure remote execution via SSH. Fully functional sample code will be provided to illustrate the web application and automation scenarios.