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Trust and Identity at the 2018 Internet2 Global Summit
Get a run-down of all the great Trust and Identity content featured at this year's Internet2 Global Summit, including the Trust and Identity Showcase, track sessions, birds of a feather (BoF) and working group meetings, and governance and advisory group meetings.
Attributes Working Group Focuses on Research & Scholarship
The Attributes for Collaboration and Federation Working Group will incorporate findings from a recent survey of over 130 institutions into a set of recommendations to increase understanding and participation in the federation Research and Scholarship category. The survey covered large public research universities, small private institutions, service providers, and collaborative groups, as well as both InCommon participants and non-participants.
InCommon Federation Manager Facelift and Dashboard
The InCommon Federation Manager—the online tool that site administrators use to create, edit, and maintain their metadata—has undergone a number of enhancements and updates in the last six months as a result of the 2017 fee increase. Find more details as well as links to release notes and a development roadmap in this article.
Metadata Health Checks Progress and New CTAB Members
The Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) continues to work on the details of the Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation, including the recently implemented metadata health checks. The committee also has several new members. Brett Beiber provides the latest on the Baseline Expectations (including some cool charts) and introduces you to the new members.
InCommon Participation Agreement Changing June 15
The InCommon Steering Committee has approved changes to the InCommon Participation Agreement, scheduled to take effect June 15, 2018. The changes, announced in an email to InCommon Executive contacts on March 15, 2018, are part of the adoption of Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation, which includes a new dispute resolution process. The changes also eliminate the requirement for organizations to post a Participant Operational Practices (POP) document. The InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) is currently developing the dispute resolution process, as well as a community consensus process for any clarification needed for specific expectations.
Campus Success Program to Set Direction for Next Six Months
Campus Success Program participants will gather at the 2018 Internet2 Global Summit (May 6–9) to hear reports from working groups and develop a work plan that will take them to October. The participants are nearing the halfway point in their year-long work to adopt one or more TIER components.
TIER Advancing Container Packages
New and updated containers have been released for three of the four main TIER (Trust and Identity in Education and Research) components. Packaging changes address campus pain points and barriers to installing, deploying, and operating key identity and access management components.
Key Internet2 identity initiatives are supported in part by National Science Foundation grants. For more information, see specific software sites.
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