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2013 Quilt InCommon Workshop

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The Quilt / InCommon Federation Workshop
La Jolla, California
February 7&8, 2013

Workshop Summary and Next Steps (PDF)

A one-day, no-fee workshop designed to develop a new distributed framework for federation that would extend InCommon Federation Services to K-12 (and potentially other CAIs) in collaboration with regional networks. The aim was to have substantive discussions in La Jolla, develop a set of shared action items, and form a team that will continue the effort beyond the workshop.

The meeting offered technical and business discussion tracks. Technical goals included identifying and documenting future InCommon service and data models and tools for federation support and delegated metadata management that scale to accommodate K-12. Business and administrative goals included outlining what administrative, support, and technical responsibilities could be shared and the opportunity for new cost models. Goals following the workshop included identifying pilot projects for testing new federation models as well as establishing a new InCommon federation working group among regional networks.

Webinars:

The first webinar was held on Friday, January 18th and provided an Introduction to Federations and InCommon. The webinar introduced some of the basic concepts and terminology associated with components of Identity management and federations for those who may not have had much background or exposure to approaches that have been applied in the Identity domain.

The archive of the first hour-long webinar “Introduction to Federations and InCommon” is now available at http://internet2.adobeconnect.com/p11m4xxrh11

The second webinar was held on Friday, January 25th and provided a more in-depth overview of some models and strategies for establishing a distributed framework for federation that would allow for the extensibility of InCommon services to constituents such as K-12 and community colleges in collaboration with regional networks. Other goals of the second webinar were to prepare attendees to come to the workshop with information about their constituent’s needs, readiness, and level of expertise as well as potential Regional/K-12 pilot project opportunities.

For those of you unable to attend, or who want to review, the archive is now available at:http://internet2.adobeconnect.com/p1uoj9gvpi7/

Please forward this information to those on your staff that may be planning on attending the workshop.

Program Outline:

Thursday, February 7th
InCommon Workshop
Location: La Jolla Shores Hotel (Afternoon)

Workshop Attendees

Goal: Develop and document a framework for a new distributed federation model (DFM) that would extend InCommon Federation Services to K-12 (and other CAI’s) in collaboration with Regional networks or State HE Systems. 

Time Topic Location Presenter(s)
12:00-1:00pm Lunch La Jolla Shores Patio – 1st Floor
1:00-1:15pm General Session: Welcome, scoping the discussions, some level setting, goals, and agenda review.  Acapulco Room  – George Laskaris, NJEDge.Net- Shel Waggener, Internet2
1:15-3:00pm Administrative/Policy Breakout SessionDevelop and document an Administrative Framework for a Distributed Federation Model (DFM) by looking at fundamental principles, possible changes to business models, membership status, delegation of certain responsibilities, and changes to governance and policy groups. Acapulco Room or La Jolla Room (TBD) Facilitators:- Michael Berman, CSU Channel Islands

– George Laskaris, NJEDge.Net

– John Moore, MCNC

– Jack Suess, UMBC/InCommon

Technical Breakout SessionDevelop and documenta Technical Framework for a DFM by examining IAM requirements, possible IdP models / configurations for Regionals, changes to metadata management, and enabling tools.

  1. Quick review of K-12 federation challenges
  2. What are our “Distributed Federation Services” requirements?
  3. Are we talking about Interfederation or a single metadata aggregate?

Choose a Federation Model and populate the (Technical) Framework Template

Acapulco Room or La Jolla Room (TBD) Facilitators:- Paul Caskey, U. Texas System

– Mark Scheible, MCNC

3:00-3:15pm Break La Jolla Shores Patio – 1st Floor 
3:15-5:00pm Breakout Sessions Continue… 

 

Acapulco Roomor La Jolla Room Track Facilitators
6:00-8:00pm InCommon / CANARIE Reception La Jolla Shores Patio – 1st Floor

Friday, February 8th
InCommon Workshop
Location: La Jolla Shores Hotel

Time Topic Location Presenter(s)
7:00-8:15am Breakfast La Jolla Shores Patio – 1st Floor
8:30-9:00am Quick Review of Thursday’s work and any needed alignment between tracks, review of goals for today  Acapulco Room Track Facilitators
9:00-10:00am Administrative/Policy Breakout Session Finish work on DFM Framework(s), discuss and capture requirements for potential pilots

 

Acapluco Room or La Jolla Room Facilitators:- Michael Berman, CSU Channel Islands

– George Laskaris, NJEDge.Net

– John Moore, MCNC

– Jack Suess, UMBC/InCommon

Technical Breakout Session

  1. How does the content of the Administrative/Policy Framework impact the Technical Framework (if at all) and make adjustments if necessary
  2. Capture Pilot Requirements
  3. Pilot Proposal(s)
Acapluco Room or La Jolla Room Facilitators:-Paul Caskey, U. Texas System

– Mark Scheible, MCNC

10:00-10:15am Break(Boxed Lunches Available) Acapulco Corridor – 2nd Floor
10:15-11:45pm General Session: Sharing, aligning, planning, and next steps (e.g. White Paper, new InCommon Working Groups, future work)  Acapulco Room -John Moore, MCNC- Jack Suess, UMBC/InCommon
12:00pm Workshop Adjourns