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. Below you will find instructions for the tasks that can be accomplished for each project.
The GAARDS UI is used to perform the day to day administrative tasks of Dorian. This includes the management of user accounts, host certificates, and identity providers. Instructions are also available on how to request a host certificate or change a current password.
The GAARDS UI is used to administrate groups and stems (defined by Grid Grouper) on a Grid. This includes viewing groups, managing privileges of a group, and adding/removing members to a group. It also includes viewing and administratiing stems.
The GAARDS UI allows Grid Trust Service (GTS) administrators to manage certificate authorities and levels of assurance of the GTS. It also allows GTS administrators to manage a GTS's authorities and priorities, and manage permissions for access to the GTS.
The GAARDS UI provides the mechanism to delegate credentials, obtain delegated credentials, and manage credentials through the Credential Delegation Service (CDS). The GAARDS UI also allows users with administrative access to CDS to grant or revoke administrative access to the CDS.