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gLite 3.1

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 .

Known Issues
Please pay attention to the known issues.

Supported platform
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 here.

RPM Installation via YUM
The yum-module name is glite-SLCS_client.

More information about the YUM installation can be found here.

Installation via individual RPMs
For the list of RPMs needed to install the SLCS client, please see individual version below.

Released Versions

Version Date Priority Update details List of RPMs
3.1.2-0 18.02.2010 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.1-0 16.08.2008 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.1-0 12.11.07 Normal Initial Release RPM list