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Deep Dive Sessions Form the Trust and Identity Core at TechEx

Aug 15, 2018, by Dean Woodbeck
Tags: 2018 Technology Exchange, Trust & Identity

The Trust and Identity track at this year's TechEx (2018 Technology Exchange) features four in-depth sessions; each twice as long (110 minutes) as a normal track session. The community planning committee felt that there are a number of topics that deserve a deeper dive than a 50-minute session offers.

You might say that one topic requires a double deep dive. For almost a year, now, 10 schools have worked together to adopt one or more of the Internet2 packaged identity and access management software components - Shibboleth, Grouper, COmanage, and midPoint. As part of this Campus Success Program, these campuses have gained experience with adoption strategies and lessons learned. 

Two in-depth sessions titled "My Year with TIER: Adoption Experience with the IAM Software Suite" will allow the Campus Success schools to share their experiences and help make adoption easier for you and others.

Another session will explore "Why Should Enterprise IdP Operators Care About Federation and Research?"

Often, the campus IAM team is pulled in many directions, including into the cloud. With more outsourcing and cloud applications coming into play, sometimes understanding and meeting the support needs of faculty and their scholarly collaborative activities can get caught up in the rush to the cloud. Many times such needs aren’t immediately visible, and the faculty members may not know where to turn to get the help they need.

The final longer session will explore the legal issues that face operators of IAM software and/or participate in the InCommon Federation ("The Regulatory Acronym Soup and Identity: FERPA, HIPPA, GDPR and You").
 The acronyms are many: FERPA, HIPAA, GDPR. Playing a central role in this is the concept of consent. What does it all mean, and what do you need to pay attention to?

You can see the entire program at the 2018 TechEx website, along with registration information. The dates are October 15-19 in Orlando, Florida. Please note that the Trust and Identity track - specifically the unconference Advance CAMP, extends until noon on Friday, October 19 (even though the "official" dates are Oct. 15-18). Please make your reservations accordingly!