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.
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
Webinar 1 (PDF)
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/
Webinar 2 (PDF)
Please forward this information to those on your staff that may be planning on attending the workshop.
Thursday, February 6th
Location: La Jolla Shores Hotel (Afternoon)
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.
|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.
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 7th
Location: La Jolla Shores Hotel
|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
||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|