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TIER Working Groups Prep for TechEx; InCommon Group Looks to Improve Interop

Posted on Sep 29, 2017 by Emily Eisbruch
Tags: 2017 Technology Exchange, Frontpage News, InCommon, Recent Posts, TIER, Working Group

Much of the work of the trust and identity community is accomplished through working groups, where members come together to explore and solve problems of common interest. You can find a list of current (and past) working groups on the Trust and Identity Working Groups wiki page.

There are several TIER Working Groups focused on preparing key deliverables and developing demos for 2017 Technology Exchange. If you’re at 2017 TechEx in San Francisco please be sure to stop by the demo area to view the latest TIER demos.

A number of InCommon Working Groups have recently formed and are just starting their work. These include The OIDC/OAuth Deployment Working Group and the Streamlining SP Onboarding Working Group. Please use the links to find their charters and information on how you can participate if you are interested.

The InCommon Deployment Profile Working Group, led by Keith Wessel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is focusing on improving interoperability in the federation by developing a deployment profile that will provide clearer standards, including documenting required practices and those that are just recommended. The group recently finished discussion of all the outstanding issues, which are documented on the Detailed Discussions and Consensus Development page and its child pages. The group will now start to write normative requirements, based on the consensus documents, for an updated version of SAML2int (an interoperable SAML 2.0 profile) The group encourages your feedback on the proposed OASIS draft that will introduce new identifier attributes and will be an integral part of the SAML2int updates. For more details please visit the working group’s wiki.

There will be multiple working group meetings on Tuesday afternoon, October 17, 2017 at Technology Exchange in San Francisco. Please be sure to attend one or more, share your thoughts, and perhaps get more involved in the working group efforts to advance trust and identity in the research and education community.