Monday, May 4, 2009

International Grid Accreditation

An international consortium called the Americas Grid Policy Management Authority (TAGPMA) has released an updated set of standards for international trust within grid communities in north, central, and south America.

TAGPMA has established several grid 'profiles' that establish accreditation criteria for participating institutions. And as recently as this past weekend, they released their Minimum Integrated X.509 Credential Services (MICS) which defines the backbone of what CA's can be trusted. Think of it as an accrediations for CA's.

Information on the authentication profiles can be found at .

Also of interest are links to the EUGridPMA and APGridPMA which are located on the main page at All of these participate in the International Grid Trust Federation located at .

So many links so little time. Start here if you only click one: .

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