A community member needs to securely share his or her identity with an application in order to use a feature that requires authorization. The community member is a researcher, student, staff member, or other involved party. The application may be a website or web application, a locally-installed application or mobile app, a network service (e.g., SSH, GridFTP), or an application interface (API) accessed via software.
User Importance Summary:
Research computing often involves use of applications and services that require authorization and/or auditing based on the user's identity as established by an academic or research organization. The ability to securely interact with research applications and services is critical to the research process.
Target Communities and Sizes:
Researchers - 10,000 < N < 100,000
Educators - 1,000 < N < 10,000
Students - 10,000 < N < 100,000
Staff members - 100 < N < 1,000