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Department of Informatics - Communication Systems Group

Accounting and Monitoring of AAI Services (AMAAIS)

The primary objective of AMAAIS is to enable accounting and monitoring functionality for a Shibboleth-based AAI infrastructure.

General Information

Reference: UZH.3, UZH.6, UZH.9
Source of Funding: State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER)
Project Duration: Phase 1: April 1, 2009 - September 30, 2009
Phase 2: November 1, 2009 - October 31, 2010
Phase 3: March 1, 2011 - March 11, 2012
Phase 4: April 10, 2012 - April 30, 2013
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Project Overview

The key goal of the AMAAIS project is the extension of the existing AAI infrastructure, operated by SWITCH. These extensions include services in terms of accounting and monitoring, which enhance the current AAI services. In consequence, a cross-university-wide accounting as well as supervision of these AAI services will be possible. While AMAAIS Phase 1 defined the essential scenarios as well as key requirements for the accounting and monitoring architecture, AMAAIS Phase 2 specified this architecture, implemented a prototype, and integrated a pilot into the existing AAI infrastructure. AMAAIS Phase 3 aimed at an extension beyond the accounting and monitoring extensions of Phases 1 and 2. Phase 3 extensions related not only to a content- and implementation-wise completion of the system, they also embraced the addition of new functionality and trials under operational conditions.

The primary goal of extending the AMAAIS project on Phase 4, is long-term project sustainability. With the availability of a SWITCH-funded, Shibboleth-driven implementation framework, the opportunity for an integration of AMAAIS results into the Shibboleth project becomes feasible. The new implementation framework – which became available in mid February 2012, hence, when the implementation phase of the ongoing project Phase 3 had just started – is fully supported by all project partners due to its strong focus a fully functional, well tested and trialed, and Shibboleth-compatible solution. It is important to note that the planning of AMAAIS Phase 4 is fully in-line content-wise with the AMAAIS Phase 3 planning. This means that all Phase 3 tasks (the design of a charging component, the security analysis, the visualization extensions, and the trials) beyond the implementa-tion are still in place.

Access to the AMAAIS solution

The final AMAAIS solution can be found in the AMAAIS Maven repository.

UZH Personnel


This project has been carried out as part of the "AAA/SWITCH – e-infrastructure for e-science” program under the leadership of SWITCH, the Swiss National Research and Education Network, and has been supported by funds from the State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER).


Inquiries may be directed to the local Swiss project management:

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller
University of Zürich, IFI
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich
Phone: +41 44 635 67 10
Fax: +41 44 635 68 09

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