Developers have announced the release of GridShib SAML Tools Version 0.3.0. GridShib is an NSF-funded project to integrate the Globus Toolkit and Shibboleth. With both GridShib for Globus Toolkit and GridShib for Shibboleth installed, Globus Toolkit may securely request attributes from the Attribute Authority component of a Shibboleth Identity Provider. GridShib distributes four software components: GridShib for Globus Toolkit, GridShib for Shibboleth, GridShib Certificate Authority, and GridShib SAML Tools. GridShib SAML Tools v0.3.0 is the final release in the current development cycle, largely driven by the TeraGrid Science Gateway Use Case. The TeraGrid Science Gateway SAML extension is a software tool with a command-line interface (like grid-proxy-init) and a Java API that gateway developers can use to bind a SAML assertion to an X.509 proxy certificate. The SAML assertion includes end user identity and contact information that resource poviders can use for auditing, incident response, and access control.
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