GridShib is an NSF-funded project to allow interoperability between Globus Toolkit® and Shibboleth.® Visit the GridShib web site (http://gridshib.globus.org/) for more information about the GridShib Project.
GridShib distributes four software components:
These software components help bridge the gap between SAML federations based on Shibboleth and Grid federations based on Globus Toolkit. Visit the GridShib Deployment Scenarios to see how the various GridShib components might be used.
GridShib for Globus Toolkit is an addon package for Globus Toolkit (GT). GridShib for GT is an implementation of a Grid Service Provider, a software component analogous in function to the Shibboleth Service Provider but for X.509-based Grids.
Important features of GridShib for GT include the following:
SecurityContextEchoServicefor testing and debugging
You can download the GridShib for GT (GS4GT) software distribution from the GridShib Downloads page:
Please review the licensing terms of the GridShib License before using this software. GridShib is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. Additional licensing information will be found on the GridShib Downloads page.
Available documentation for GridShib for GT (GS4GT) includes the following:
This is the administrator documentation for GS4GT.
This is Java API documentation for the interceptors and configuration parameters implemented by GS4GT.
This text file documents the changes between GS4GT versions.
To illustrate how GridShib for GT is used in conjunction with GridShib SAML Tools and the GridShib CA, a comprehensive Quick Start is provided:
The Quick Start provides step-by-step instructions for various deployment and configuration options for all GridShib components.
Globus Toolkit (http://www.globus.org/toolkit/) is an open-source toolkit for grid computing. Shibboleth (http://shibboleth.internet2.edu/) is an open-source implementation of the SAML browser profiles. Globus Toolkit® and Shibboleth® are registered trademarks of the University of Chicago and Internet2, respectively.The GridShib Project