This page simply contains information about the XSEDE project's MyProxy delegation service.
To access the functionality, you will need a gateway and a login on MyProxy.
There is not much a user can do directly with this site. This page is aimed at portal and gateway developers.
What does it do?
This service allows a user to request a certificate from MyProxy for use by a gateway. This is
based on the OAuth for MyProxy
code base. In that documentation, a gateway will be using the client code.
When a gateway needs a certificate to do something on a user's behalf, it initiates a request to this site.
The user authorizes this at this portal ( not the gateway which would be insecure).
The certificate is then obtained and returned to the gateway.
How does it do it?
Magic. Well, not quite. You can read the
all the gory details
(and there are a lot of them, I might add). Suffice to say it is nontrivial.
If you are looking to set up a gateway, then you should read up
how to set up an OAuth for MyProxy client
on how to get the sources, build them (if needed) and incorporate them into your gateway. The details are put
very simple service API
so adding this functionality to your gateway should be quite straightforward -- that is the aim.
your gateway with a portal, be sure to look at
which describes how to do this.
Finally, there is
which details how to get, build and deploy a portal to do MyProxy delegation.