GT 4.2.1: Community Authorization Service (CAS)


The Community Authorization Service (CAS) allows a virtual organization to express policy regarding resources distributed across a number of sites. A CAS server issues assertions to the virtual organization users, granting them fine-grained access rights to resources. Servers recognize and enforce the assertions. CAS is designed to be extensible to multiple services and is currently supported by the GridFTP server and web services.

The following guides are available for this component:
The Globus Toolkit 4 Programmer's Tutorial Useful tutorial about programming with Web Services in GT4. (External link)
Security Key Concepts For important general concepts. [pdf]
Admin Guide For system administrators and those installing, building and deploying GT. You should already have read the Installation Guide and Quickstart. [pdf]
User's Guide Describes how end-users typically interact with this component. Be sure to also read the GT User Guide for important general information for end-users. [pdf]
Developer's Guide Reference and usage scenarios for developers. [pdf]
Other information available for this component are:
Release Notes What's new with the 4.2.1 release for this component. [pdf]
Public Interface Guide Information for all public interfaces (including APIs, commands, WSDL, etc). Please note this is a subset of information in the Developer's Guide. [pdf]
Quality Profile Information about test coverage reports, etc. [pdf]
Migrating Guide Information for migrating to this version if you were using a previous version of GT. [pdf]
All CAS Guides (PDF only)Includes all CAS guides except Public Interfaces (which is a subset of the Developer's Guide)