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Unifying access to services: ESO's user portal
Author(s): A. M. Chavan; L. E. Tacconi-Garman; M. Peron; F. Sogni; T. Canavan; P. Nass
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Paper Abstract

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is in the process of creating a central access point for all services offered to its user community via the Web. That gateway, called the User Portal, will provide registered users with a personalized set of service access points, the actual set depending on each user's privileges. Correspondence between users and ESO will take place by way of "profiles", that is, contact information. Each user may have several active profiles, so that an investigator may choose, for instance, whether their data should be delivered to their own address or to a collaborator. To application developers, the portal will offer authentication and authorization services, either via database queries or an LDAP server. The User Portal is being developed as a Web application using Java-based technology, including servlets and JSPs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6270, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems, 62700I (30 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672793
Show Author Affiliations
A. M. Chavan, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
L. E. Tacconi-Garman, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
M. Peron, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
F. Sogni, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
T. Canavan, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
P. Nass, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6270:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems
David R. Silva; Rodger E. Doxsey, Editor(s)

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