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The Short Lived Credential Service (for clients)
The Short Lived Credential Service (SLCS) is a service that issues short
lived X.509 credentials based upon successful authentication at a
Shibboleth Identity Provider.
This service presents from the user's point of view an X.509 certificate
factory that issues him/her a certificate with which he/she can access
grid resources. The certificate is accepted by the international grid
policy management authorities (IGTF), and therefore the SLCS
certificates can be used most existing grid infrastructures.
The SLCS client package is preconfigured to interact with the
SWITCHaai federation and the IGFT accredited SLCS
server operated by SWITCH.
Two shell commands are available in the SLCS client package. The
information command 'slcs-info' gives details about the available
Shibboleth identity providers. Each user belong to a particular IdP and
can authenticate himself against it. The main command 'slcs-init'
authenticates the user with the given IdP, generates a locally a private
key and certificate signing request, then receives the resulting short
lived X.509 certificate from the SLCS server.
The user manual is available here .
Please pay attention to the known
The gLite 3.1 software stack is supported on
Scientific Linux 4 (SL4).
The gLite SLCS_client is available in RPM format.
The recommended installation is via the gLite YUM repository.
You can find the installation instructions
The yum-module name is glite-SLCS_client.
More information about the YUM
installation can be found
For the list of RPMs needed to install the SLCS
client, please see individual version
Installation via individual RPMs