People and Cars in the VOregistry?
rplante at poplar.ncsa.uiuc.edu
Thu Sep 11 12:53:51 PDT 2003
On Thu, 11 Sep 2003, Doug Tody wrote:
> This approach is a surprise to me. I would expect that user registration
> information would be maintained as part of whatever runtime environment
> one is using, separate from the registry. There can be multiple runtime
> environments, each with their own requirements, which we would like to
> be able to develop independently of the registry. Furthermore, anything
> involving people, personal profiles, login information, etc. is likely
> to be secure information, whereas the resource and service registry is
> intended to be a much more open, transparent facility. Don't the Web and
> Grid infrastructures already tend to separate the two areas?
Different registries can have different purposes and contents. And a
registry does not have to be global and open. When Astrogrid reuses the
common registry framework for a particular "runtime environment", it's not
only easier for AstroGrid resources to interoperate, but it makes it
easier to open it up to a wider community if and when desired. This is
the kind of specialization we should encourage.
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