AAAaaS is a software component that provides a set of libraries and tools for application developers in need of Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) services within the scope of their applications (e.g. to authenticate and authorize the end-users of that (or those) application(s).
These AAA services can be deployed and used directly by the software developer, per application or per application set. Eventually, they may also be provided “as-a-service” by an external entity.

The software provides the general functionalities of traditional AAA and Identity and Access Management (IAM) services, including interfacing with external identity providers, but is deployable and manageable according with cloud principles such as scalability, elasticity and resilience: service instances are automatically deployed in line to the application needs; scale-up/scale-down operations are performed in reaction to workloads; and the lifecycle management is performed using cloud paradigms.

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AAAaaS is being developed to be used in the EUBra-BIGSEA use cases. More specifically, it was designed to be used in scenarios where application developers need to use infrastructure-independent AAA and IAM services for their own applications. In the future, AAAaaS (or parts of it) may be made available to the community to be used in other contexts and other sectors.

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Specific needs / Value Proposition: 
It addresses big data challenges in eScience. It exploits advanced parallel computing techniques and a hierarchical storage organization to execute intensive data analysis over multi-terabytes datasets.

Specific benefits / Value Proposition: 
- AAAaaS provides typical AAA and IAM services using cloud principles for deployment and lifecycle management. - AAAaaS supports interfacing with external identity provider services. - AAAaaS supports most relevant protocols for authentication, authorization and identity management. - AAAaaS is planned to be released as an open source contribution to the community.

AAAaaS is still under development. The release of the asset is planned by end 2017.
Owner (incl. Joint ownership): 
UNICAMP & Universidade de Coimbra

Owner type: Academia/Research

Delivery Model: 
Open source

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