Originally started by Tim Warnock, GridAuth began as loosely coupled scripts
to facilitate account request and creation for the Biomedical Informatics
). Over time this grew to encompass
the entire authentication and authorization system at BIRN and it became clear
that other groups could benefit as well.
Moving to a general purpose package
required an entirely new architecture and a complete rewrite of all code. In order
to allow open collaboration GridAuth moved to a pure open source product, free from
the entanglements of academic politics.
As an open source product, GridAuth can benefit from collaboration with any
interested party both public and private. If you are interested in joining
the GridAuth team, please
immediately (you'll need a