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We don't know where SSH access is going and need to engage users and XSEDE stakeholders to find identify a path forward.

DriversNeeds that are driving this discussion:

  • Products that have vendor/community support
  • Interfaces that simplify interactive access and that users prefer to use
  • Modern, standard, and ubiquitous user authentication and authorization mechanisms
  • Keep XSEDE innovative and leading in usability and ease of access thru the end of the program
  • Ensure XSEDE investments in improving SSH access match matches user and SP needs and broader trends

Presentation and user survey

  • Topic: The Future of SSH login community
  • Identify what the future of SSH login is

Next steps / actions

We will survey users and SPs and hold a PEARC19 BOF so that by early Fall 2019 we have the input needed to prepare an XSEDE SSH futures plan.

  •  Lee Liming and Jim Basney  Prepare public facing background and context setting slides by  
    1. In Present the background present the broader topic context of wider adoption of web based access methods
  •  JP Navarro , Shava Smallen , and Kate Kaya Prepare survey(s) for SSH users and service providers by  
    1. Preferably using the RSP
    2. Reference context slides in survey introduction
    3. Current SPs, new system SPs (TACC, cloud, and others), campus operators
    4. Include questions about direct inter-resource ssh and scp
  •  Shava Smallen Will try to get 2 PEARC19 BOFs, one for this topic and the other for user needs discussion with SPs
    1. Reuse context slides in the BOF introduction
    2. Open to everyone