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.
Sleutel is a multi-platform password manager that is written using the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP). Its goal is to manage password/ID pairs for accessing Web sites and to provide an example RCP application. It features configurable password generation, labeling of password entries (a la GMail), an intuitive UI following the Eclipse model, merge capabilities, and the ability to track usage count and dates of password entries. Sleutel is the Dutch word for key.
SNOW is a utility for concealing messages in ASCII text by appending whitespace to the end of lines. Because spaces and tabs are generally not visible in text viewers, messages concealed with whitespace are effectively hidden from casual observers. If SNOW's built-in encryption is used, the message cannot be read even if it is detected. SNOW exploits the Steganographic Nature Of Whitespace, similar to finding a polar bear in a snowstorm; hence the name.
Spinneret is a structured storage engine that can be thought of as an extended tuple storage system. It takes the best aspects of relational, object, and hierarchical databases and throws away the dead weight associated with those technologies. The benefit of Spinneret is that its data model is incredibly flexible, allowing it to expose its underlying data in any number of ways. It operates similar to an object database, but without hard ties to an originating language, and can also behave like a relational database without the burden of complex joins.