This is an approach to authentication whereby users are provided with electronic identities which allows them to access multiple research resources (computing, storage etc.) and to build trust with the service providers. KENET provides the following identification services:
KENET CA issues one year personal and server public key certificates (digital passports) to subscribers (users). This certificate allows researchers to access High Performance Computing (HPC) and Cloud Storage in the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI)
The KENET Identity Provider (IDP) issues users with an ID (for login) that allows them to access applications in science gateways. An institution can configure its repository to authenticate users of this IDP and therefore make available repositories like journals to known researchers/students from other universities.
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop.