In this tender the lot “User Management and Authentication” is being awarded. The purpose of the service functions to be implemented is to build a basis for using the Gaia-X Federated Catalogue REST API (the Federated Catalogue is being awarded in a separate tender), as the Federated Catalogue can be operated in different scenarios:
- As a publicly available Catalogue in conjunction with Self-Sovereign Identity Management
- By an Ecosystem (Federation) in the context of Gaia-X
- As a private Catalogue for internal use
Depending on the operation scenario, the Catalogue may have to provide User Management functionality, or it delegates part of the User Management to the participants themselves via the Self-Sovereign Identity approaches within the Gaia-X Federation Services.
In any case, the Catalogue provides mechanisms for Authentication. In principle, an anonymous Visitor can use some of the APIs. But some functionality may depend on the roles of the user and/or be rate-limited for the Visitor to avoid overload.