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[#XCI-419] Gateway attribute submission improvements for 2018

[XCI-419] Gateway attribute submission improvements for 2018 Created: 07/18/2018  Updated: 11/15/2018

Status: Design Review
Project: XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration
Component/s: Gateway Submit Attributes, XSEDE Central Database (XCDB)
Fix Version/s: PY8 (Sep '18 - Aug '19)

Type: XCI Enhanced Capability Priority: Major
Reporter: JP Navarro Assignee: JP Navarro
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0

Attachments: PDF File XCI-419_Gateway Attribute Submission Improvements.pdf    
Target Operator:
XSEDE Enterprise Services, XSEDE Science Gateways
XSEDE Priority: 4.0 ECSS management
Public activity link: https://software.xsede.org/display/xci-419
Devel Repository: https://software.xsede.org/svn/xci/activities/xci-419/trunk/
Use Cases:
CAN-01: Run a Remote Job, SGW-03: Science Gateway community execution management
Effort and Costs:
Staff Name (Lastname, Firstname) Effort (person weeks) Roles or Contributions Status
Chourasia, Amit 1 Lead and facilitator none
Sakai, Scott 4 Design, implementation, and documentation none
Shapiro, Mike 1 XCDB and server side integration none
Pierce, Marlon; Sinkovits, Robert; Wilkins-Diehr, Nancy 0.1 Advisors none
Pamidihantam, Sudhakar; Abeysinghe, Eroma 0.5 Tester none
Chourasia, Amit + All current gateway admins 6 Work with all current gateway admins to update none
Chourasia, Amit + Gallo, Steven  + Shapiro, Mike TBD XDMod Integration none
Deliverables:
Due by Activity Deliverable
by DSR Design document* (see attachments)
by TRR Implemented Software Capability
by TRR User (Gateway) documentation
by TRR Deployment plan*
by TRR Test plan*
by TRR (post) TRR Baseline* (Shava)
by Deployment Deployment Baseline* (Shava)
by Deployment Test Report* (Shava)
  • Click on "Deliverables" tab for URL.
Planned Launch Date:
Actual Launch Date:
Planned Design Review Date:
Actual Design Review Date:
Planned Test Readiness Review Date:
Planned Complete Date:
Activity Lead: Amit Chourasia
Lead Tester: Shava Smallen
Design Document: https://jira.xsede.org/secure/attachment/14159/XCI-419_Gateway%20Attribute%20Submission%20Improvements.pdf

 Description   

Revisit the gateway attributes submission process to address the following issues and the fact that it is not used as widely as we would like:

  • Each SP has separate documentation and usage methods
  • SPs need to install and manage submission clients. This is not only burdensome to SPs, but also to gateways as they can’t submit attributes from compute nodes
  • APIKeys reside with SPs, which requires complex security and client processes
  • Older gateways may be using direct submission to database rather than REST API
  • Any user on an SP’s resource may submit gateway attributes for any gateway
  • Gateway attributes received by the REST API do not capture the user who submitted them, leading to concerns over data integrity
  • Gateway attributes received by the REST API do not undergo checks for consistency, leading to malformed or inconsistent data (e.g. the staging table contains many entries for a “gmail.com” gateway)

This activity will overhaul the REST API interface, submission process, and documentation to resolve the above issues and make improvements to usability as well as maintainability.



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