GT 3.9.5 Component Fact Sheet: Community Authorization Service (CAS)
- Brief component overview
- Summary of features
- Usability summary
- Backward compatibility summary
- Technology dependencies
- Tested platforms
- For more information
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.
Features new in release 3.9.5
Other Supported Features
- File-level access control for GridFTP
- Issuance of SAML authorization decisions
Usability improvements for WS A&A CAS:
- improvement #1
- improvement #n
Protocol changes in CAS since GT version 3.2
- There is no backward compatibility with 3.2 because of the port from OGSI to WSRF.
API changes since GT version 3.2
Exception changes since GT version 3.2
Schema changes since GT version 3.2
- WSDL reflects the port to WSRF from OGSI.
The CAS service depends on the following GT components:
- WS Authentication and Authorization
- Java WS Core
The CAS GridFTP authorization module depends on the following GT components:
- Pre-WS Authentication and Authorization
The CAS service depends on the following 3rd party software:
The CAS GridFTP authorization module depends on the following 3rd party software:
Tested Platforms for CAS
- Windows XP
- Linux (Red Hat 7.3)
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