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We don't know where SSH access is going and need to engage users and XSEDE stakeholders to plot 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

Presentation and user survey

  • Topic: The Future of SSH login Ensure XSEDE investments in improving SSH access matches user and SP needs and broader 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 Fall 2019 we have the input needed to prepare an XSEDE SSH futures plan.


  • background and context setting slides by  
    1. Present the broader 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
  • Consider a community Q&A teleconference before the close of the survey period
  • Consider a more detailed analysis of SSO hub usage and if possible SP ssh usage
  • Compile BOF input, survey, and other input to new/updated use cases and "SSH Futures" CDPs by