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EGI-InSPIRE:Sa1 2013-02-05

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Progress of SA1 issues

Nothing new to report.


SA1.1 Activity Management


  • Evolving EGI workshop, Amsterdam
  • JRA1 phone conference, A/R VO view availability calculation in progress
  • GGUS meeting on new user authentication methods
  • EUDAT meeting (Bologna)
  • TCB meeting, 05-02-2013
  • EGI Champion meeting
  • kickoff meeting of working group responsible of assessing the new EMI 2/3 probes before integration into SAM


  • ongoing collection of QR11 reports from NGIs and task leaders
  • organization of first meeting of EGI/EUDAT/PRACE pilot 4
  • cost assessment of all EGI operations tools to support future costing activities around the EGI global tasks
  • preparation of material for f2f TCB meeting

SA1.2 Security

  • CSIRT team members participated in TF-CSIRT and FISRT meeting in Lisbon
  • EGI Evolution workshop participation
  • Joint EGI-WLCG meeting to discuss additional authentication mechanisms for GGUS (beyond X.509)

SA1.3 Staged rollout

  • Preparation of new release UMD 2.4.0 and UM 1.10.0 to be released in February.
    • Emergency release of DPM, LFC and VOMS regarding some security vulnerabilities in order to be able to release them with next UMD version.
      • DPM & LFC already in SR.
  • Preparation of the EMI WN-tarball, by colecting all the interested sites to serve as Early adopters.
  • Assessing the needs of a tarball version of the EMI UI.

SA1.3 Integration

  • First meeting of EGI/EUDAT/PRACE pilot2. Objectives of this group are the following. A face to face meeting of pilot1/2 and 4 is scheduled in March in co-location with the EUDAT user forum.
    • Objective 1: demonstrate real benefit for users (user groups) who are collaborating in this working group. Technological and operational barriers shall be removed or mitigated as far as possible.
    • Objective 2: identify common data access and transfer tools and protocols which can be provided by all three e-infrastructures and which are useful for the collaborating user communities.
    • Objective 3: identify technology and/or organisational gaps and suggest measures for improvements when use cases cannot be realized across the three e-infrastructures
  • ENVRI face to face meeting

SA1.4 Central tools

SA1.5 Accounting


  • Debugging issues appearing in VO views in the accounting portal where URs are wrongly grouped by role and VO group. Issues identified in wrong Role parsing by DGAS publisher (fixed in Nov 2012). DB cleaning to remove erroneous records and avoid duplication (
  • IN2P3 sites now publishing to new APEL server using SSM.

Portal no report

SA1.6 Helpdesk

  • Monitoring tickets.
  • Attending "Evolving EGI" work shop in Amsterdam
  • xGUS release
  • Preparing various documents and wikis (milestones etc.) for EGI
  • Implementing changes for next GGUS release

SA1.7 Support

  • ticket and dashboard handling
  • unsupported middleware activity followup
  • attending Evolving EGI workshop
  • started up the nagios probe taskforce
  • published ROD newsletter

Software Support

no report

Network Support

SA1.8 Availability and core services

  • Maintenance operations on site certification infrastructure
  • Handling of dteam VO requests
  • Implemented new probe on midmon monitoring service