Jul 20, 2017,
by Dean Woodbeck
By Warren Curry, University of Florida
Internet2’s Trust and Identity in Education and Research (TIER) program provides a range of core functionality, including group and access management, single sign-on, and federation management. But peering deeper into the layer that forms the basis for Identity and Access Management (IAM) functionality, the TIER Entity Registry Working Group and the TIER Data Structures and APIs Working Group have proposed a data ecosystem required to support the TIER components. Central to this ecosystem is a well-defined strategy for the creation and use of data repositories. These repositories must be complete, flexible, and extensible...