Granular security for a science gateway in structural bioinformatics

Sandra Gesing, Richard Grunzke, Ákos Balaskó, Georg Birkenheuer, Dirk Blunk, Sebastian Breuers, André Brinkmann, Gregor Fels, Sonja Herres-Pawlis, P. Kacsuk, Miklos Kozlovszky, Jens Krüger, Lars Packschies, Patrick Schäfer, Bernd Schuller, Johannes Schuster, Thomas Steinke, Anna Szikszay Fabri, Martin Wewior, Ralph Müller-Pfefferkorn & 1 others Oliver Kohlbacher

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Abstract

Structural Bioinformatics is concerned with computational methods for the analysis and modeling of three-dimensional molecular structures. There is a plethora of computational tools available to work with structural data on a large scale. Using these tools on distributed computing infrastructures (DCI), however, is often hampered by a lack of suitable interfaces. The MoSGrid (Molecular Simulation Grid) science gateway provides an intuitive user interface to several widelyused tools in structural bioinformatics. It ensures the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data via a granular security concept which covers all layers of the infrastructure. The concept applies SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) and allows trust delegation from the user interface layer across the high-level middleware layer and the grid middleware layer down to the HPC facilities. SAML assertions had to be integrated into the MoSGrid infrastructure in several places: the workflow-enabled grid portal WS-PGRADE, the gUSE (grid User Support Environment) DCI services, and the cloud file system XtreemFS. The security infrastructure presented here allows single sign-on and thus lowers the hurdle for users to utilize large HPC infrastructures for structural bioinformatics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume819
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences 2011, IWSG-Life 2011 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 8 2011Jun 10 2011

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Other3rd International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences 2011, IWSG-Life 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period6/8/116/10/11

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Bioinformatics
Markup languages
Distributed computer systems
Middleware
User interfaces
Gateways (computer networks)
Computational methods
Molecular structure
Interfaces (computer)
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Gesing, S., Grunzke, R., Balaskó, Á., Birkenheuer, G., Blunk, D., Breuers, S., ... Kohlbacher, O. (2011). Granular security for a science gateway in structural bioinformatics. In CEUR Workshop Proceedings (Vol. 819)

Granular security for a science gateway in structural bioinformatics. / Gesing, Sandra; Grunzke, Richard; Balaskó, Ákos; Birkenheuer, Georg; Blunk, Dirk; Breuers, Sebastian; Brinkmann, André; Fels, Gregor; Herres-Pawlis, Sonja; Kacsuk, P.; Kozlovszky, Miklos; Krüger, Jens; Packschies, Lars; Schäfer, Patrick; Schuller, Bernd; Schuster, Johannes; Steinke, Thomas; Szikszay Fabri, Anna; Wewior, Martin; Müller-Pfefferkorn, Ralph; Kohlbacher, Oliver.

CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Vol. 819 2011.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gesing, S, Grunzke, R, Balaskó, Á, Birkenheuer, G, Blunk, D, Breuers, S, Brinkmann, A, Fels, G, Herres-Pawlis, S, Kacsuk, P, Kozlovszky, M, Krüger, J, Packschies, L, Schäfer, P, Schuller, B, Schuster, J, Steinke, T, Szikszay Fabri, A, Wewior, M, Müller-Pfefferkorn, R & Kohlbacher, O 2011, Granular security for a science gateway in structural bioinformatics. in CEUR Workshop Proceedings. vol. 819, 3rd International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences 2011, IWSG-Life 2011, London, United Kingdom, 6/8/11.
Gesing S, Grunzke R, Balaskó Á, Birkenheuer G, Blunk D, Breuers S et al. Granular security for a science gateway in structural bioinformatics. In CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Vol. 819. 2011
Gesing, Sandra ; Grunzke, Richard ; Balaskó, Ákos ; Birkenheuer, Georg ; Blunk, Dirk ; Breuers, Sebastian ; Brinkmann, André ; Fels, Gregor ; Herres-Pawlis, Sonja ; Kacsuk, P. ; Kozlovszky, Miklos ; Krüger, Jens ; Packschies, Lars ; Schäfer, Patrick ; Schuller, Bernd ; Schuster, Johannes ; Steinke, Thomas ; Szikszay Fabri, Anna ; Wewior, Martin ; Müller-Pfefferkorn, Ralph ; Kohlbacher, Oliver. / Granular security for a science gateway in structural bioinformatics. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Vol. 819 2011.
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