ARE3NA study on "AAA for data and services"

Warning. All documents you find here are drafts. When the project has finished (may 2015), the final documents will be uploaded here.

In the context of the ARE3NA project, a study has been carried out on "AAA for data and services". This page provides an overview of the status and deliverables of this study.

Scope of the study on "AAA for data and services"

According to the INSPIRE Directive, data providers may limit access to services for a number of reasons. However, there has been no attempt to harmonise how access control and rights management are implemented, leading to a plethora of approaches across Europe. There is a need to take stock of the possible technical solutions and standards that support access control to INSPIRE data in the wider context of interoperability and data-sharing in cross-sector and cross-border contexts. In this context, the ARE3NA 'AAA study' aimed to address the following issues/tasks:

  • To identify and assess the current standards and technologies that would help to guarantee secure data exchange between public administrations, with particular focus on INSPIRE data and services, as well as those relevant in the context of the ISA programme and the Digital Agenda for Europe, as a broad evidence base.
  • To identify and assess best practices in Europe with regard to the application of those standards and technologies for data and service sharing in order to better understand what works well, what not and what elements are missing or could be improved.
  • To design, develop and deploy a AAA-testbed using open source technology, based on existing INSPIRE and SDI components in three Member States with varying organisational, legal and technical settings, so that solutions could be reusable and widely applicable lessons learnt.
  • To involve actively Member State representatives on the proposed AAA-architecture and testbed and to collect feedback from them.

T1 AAA standards and technologies - final deliverables (for review)

The following final deliverables of the study are now available for review by the MIG and interested INSPIRE stakeholders:
D1.1.1 & D1.2.1 Authentication, Authorization and Accounting for Data and Services in EU Public Administrations: Analysing standards and technologies for AAA:
Comments on the report and any further examples that could be included should be submitted to using the provided commenting table by 24 September 2014.
The preliminary results of the study were also presented at the 2014 INSPIRE conference. The presentation and paper are available on the conference website (presentation, video)

T2 Workshop 2014 April 17-18

T3 Testbed

Summary of deliverables for task 3

  • D3.1: Finalised testbed software delivered to the JRC, Software including any open source components, for potential publication in ISA Programme’s JoinUp platform
  • D3.2: Creation and sharing of metadata for the testbed, Metadata following the requirements of JoinUp
  • D3.3 Technical documentation of the finalised testbed, Technical including the architecture for the use of any existing Report open source components for the testbed’s construction and AAA components within the testbed that have been used and tested (provided in English)
  • D3.4.1 Leaflet for policy-maker in English Leaflet
  • D3.4.2 Leaflet for technical staff in English Leaflet
  • D3.4.3 Leaflet for citizens in English Leaflet

The actual documents can be found here:

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