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The Argus Authorization Service renders XACML authorization decisions for distributed services, based on policies.

The Argus server node is composed of:

  • PAP: Policy Administration Point
  • PDP: Policy Decision Point
  • PEP Server: Policy Enforcement Point Server

Lightweight PEP client libraries:

  • PEP client library for C
  • PEP client library for Java


The EMI documentation for Argus is available here

Test and Certification Reports

Technical Information

The page Argus Authorization Service describes in detail the service components.

Argus Service Reference Card

Argus Dependencies List


Argus PT Workplan for EMI

New gridmap account mapping proposal to support DN based group mapping and proxy without AC.


  • SWITCH: Valery Tschopp (PDP, PEP Server and client libraries, release)
  • CNAF: Andrea Ceccanti (PAP)
  • HIP: John White
  • NIKHEF: Oscar Koeroo, Mischa Salle (EES)
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