GRNET's Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) assists cross-institutional services by providing federated authentication and authorization among participating organizations. Through the Infrastructure, users can access services in a secure and confidential manner, simply by using their institutional accounts.
GRNET's Federation comprises members of the academic, research and educational community of Greece, as well as third parties wishing to provide services to the community.
The federation's members fall into two categories:
The participation of an Identity Provider in the Federation yields multiple benefits for its users:
Accordingly, a Service Provider may benefit from joining the federation by being able to offer services to a large community through a central access mechanism without the need for ad hoc user authentication methods.
The Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET) provides the Hellenic Academic, Research and Education community with advanced services, high-capacity national and international Internet connectivity, assisting the operation of all Universities, Technological Educational Institutions and Research Institutes in Greece.