GAARDS is a collection of services and tools for the administration and enforcement of security policy in an enterprise Grid. The GAARDS UI however, is the actual user interface (UI) used to perform certain the tasks of the services that are apart of the security component of a Grid
The GAARDS Administration User Interface can be used for administrating Dorian, Grid Grouper, the Grid Trust Service (GTS), and the Credential Delegation Service (CDS). The GAARDS Admin UI is distributed as standalone project as well as part of caGrid. Each distribution contains a gaardsui directory herein referred to as GAARDS_UI_HOME. In the standalone distribution GAARDS_UI_HOME is the root directory of the standalone project. In the caGrid distribution GAARDS_UI_HOME is found in CAGRID_LOCATION/projects/gaardsui.
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