F-ticks statistics (pilot) - beta

About the pilot

This pilot service builds on the modification of the Federated Ticker System (F-ticks) format proposed by L. Johansson and S. Winter [draft-johansson-fticks-00] which was primarily designed to fulfill the need to collect usage information for the eduroam service. F-ticks utilises the standard syslog service [RFC5424] enabling an actor in an AA process to send a log entry (tick) in a specific format to a collector.

The eduGAIN F-ticks message format is the following:

F-TICKS/<federation-id>/1.0#VISCOUNTRY=<tld-country-of-F-tick-origin>#AP=<SAML-IdP-entityID>
#RP=<SAML-SP-entityID>#RESULT=<authentication-result-code>#CSI=<SAML-session-id-hash>
#PN=<depersonalised-userid>#TS=<timestamp>#

Properly formed message must contain all values except CSI and PN (both are optional).

F-ticks (syslog messages) are gathered (prefferably) via national F-ticks aggregators or from eduGAIN IdPs directly (if there is no national F-ticks aggregator).

The central collector is provided by GÉANT (project). An ELK plugin is used to store results in ElasticSearch and visualize authentication statistics via dedicated Kibana views.

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