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User Community Driven Development in Trust and Identity Services

Time 04/27/15 04:30PM-05:30PM

Room Grand Ballroom North

Netcast sponsored by Microsoft

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Session Abstract

Over the past years, many NRENs have successfully built national federations by deploying authentication and authorization infrastructures (AAI). GÉANT designed, developed and launched eduGAIN [1] to support cross border use cases and as more and more federations, including InCommon, become members of eduGAIN, the foundation for delivering federated identity globally is solid.

Meanwhile, fine-grained access management of research data has become a topical issue in science. e-Research projects and infrastructures, driven by the interest in using Federated Identity Management technologies in 2012 produced a paper called ‘Federated Identity Management (FIM) for Research Collaborations’[2]. This paper provided requirements for the usage of federated access from various e-Research communities and identified issues that pose challenges for the wider adoptions of FIM technologies offered by national federations and by eduGAIN.

Scientific communities stand at different starting points in the implementation and use of the federated identity management technologies by common AAI providers such the eduGAIN interfederation service of GÉANT. Proactivity from the AAI provider perspective to understand the needs of the scientific communities is highly desirable, and vice versa; the scientific communities need to learn what to expect to be delivered by the AAI providers.

The AAI providers of eduGAIN and the scientific communities of FIM4R (Federated Identity Management for Research) have teamed up in GÉANT to deliver a series of pilots that address some of their challenges in the areas of Assurance, group management, attribute release and other themes. We will present the progress of these pilots, showcase key results, and look ahead to some of the business and service delivery implications of advanced research requirements as they implicate campuses, federations and research communities. We propose it is time to look beyond the core interfederation service and consider enhanced, overlay services to support virtual organisations, from infrastructure to consultancy and to keep in mind the global scale of our community.
[1] eduGAIN http://www.edugain.org
[2] FIM Paper https://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1442597


Speaker Gyöngyi Horváth GÉANT

Speaker Ann Harding SWITCH

Speaker Licia Florio GÉANT

Speaker Scott Koranda Spherical Cow Group

Speaker Klara Jelinkova Rice University

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