terena networking conference 2010


Confusa: Mapping federated identities to X.509 certificates

This paper describes how Confusa, software created for issuing personal
certificates to users based on their federated identity. Multiple NRENs
can tie into the same portal, something which raises the issue of
attribute-harmonization across the federations. The paper also covers
the steps taken to provide a secure, yet flexible and user-friendly
environment that allows certificates to be issued within minutes



  • Henrik Austad, NDGF & UNINETT Sigma A/S
  • Thomas Zangerl, NDGF