GridShib is a glue layer that transparently binds a grid service provider such as the Globus Toolkit to a role-based authentication and access control system such as Shibboleth, so as to provide fine-grained access controls to members of virtual and physical organizations within a grid without having to distribute and synchronize information about individual users between those organizations.
The Secure Storage service for the gLite middleware provides users with a set of tools for storing data securely and in an encrypted format on the grid storage elements. Data is accessible and readable by authorized users only. Moreover, it solves the insider abuse problem by also preventing administrators of the storage elements from accessing the confidential data in a clear format. The service has been designed and developed for the grid middleware of the EGEE Project, gLite, in the context of the TriGrid VL Project.