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Gebrehiwot A., De Vita A. Accesso Wi-Fi federato dell'Area della Ricerca di Pisa WiFi@PiCNR. Technical report, 2011.
 
 
Abstract
(English)
The CNR Research Area of Pisa has a Wi-FI coverage in the campus. The wireless network is designed and implemented by the Institute of Informatics and Telematics of CNR which is in charge of managing the network infrastructure and also providing a number of other services to researchers in the campus. The wireless network is a centralized solution based on Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC). In the campus area various wireless networks are defined, including the SSID "guest" with a Captive Portal authentication. The goal of this document is to describe the software solution developed for accessing the "guest" network using the distributed federated Web Single Sign On authentication and authorization infrastructure called IDEM. IDEM is an acronym of Authentication and Authorization Identity Management of the GARR Network. At this time, beginning of 2011, the federation has reached the potential of 3 milion users and is rapidly growing. The federation users can now access the "guest" network using their home organization credentials. The vision of providing local access credentials based on home organization credentials is known as account linking and involves trust relationship between the participating organizations. The account linking solution can easily be adopted to extend the management of user credentials of any network service that use standard authentication mechanisms, such as RADIUS, LDAP, etc. This work was presented at the second IDEM DAY (https: / / www.idem.garr.it/index.php/it/idemday- 2) held in Rome at the head quarters of the Italian Ministry of Education on 2-3 December 2010 as a pilot project generating considerable interest from the participants.
Abstract
(Italiano)
L'infrastruttura di rete senza fili, progettata e implementata dal reparto "Rete Telematica del CNR di Pisa", una soluzione centralizzata basata sul prodotto Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC). Nel campus sono state definite diverse reti wireless, fra le quali la rete "guest" con meccanismo di 2 autenticazione Captive Portal. In questo documento si descrive la soluzione software sviluppata per l'accesso alla suddetta rete usufruendo dei meccanismi di autenticazione e autorizzazione distribuiti dell'infrastruttura federata IDEM. La soluzione descritta in questo documento stata presentata all'IDEM Day 2, il secondo IDEM DAY (https://www.idem.garr.it/index.php/it/idem-day-2) tenuto a Roma presso la sede del MIUR nei giorni 2-3 Dicembre 2010 come progetto pilota suscitando un notevole interesse da parte dei partecipanti.
Subject Wireless networks
Wireless LAN Controller (WLC)
C.2.1. Network architecture and design: wireless networks


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