Middleware--It's Better Than Big E-mail Attachments: Lessons from the NMI TestBed


This talk will explain key middleware concepts and relate the University of Alabama at Birmingham's experience using the National Science Foundation's Middleware Initiative ( NMI ) recommended middleware infrastructure. Many people still carry a list of login names and passwords and accomplish distributed file sharing by sending email attachments. UAB has progressed towards single sign on leveraging NMI software and directory services.

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