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IAM Online ­ Wednesday, February 11, 2015
2 pm ET / 1 pm CT / Noon MT / 11 am PT <>

Working Groups Report: Making Federation Easier

This IAM Online is all about identities and identity providers, with the
broad theme of making it easier for both campuses and individuals to
participate in the InCommon Federation. You will hear from the following
InCommon TAC work groups:

Alternative IdPs Working Group - This group has assessed in-house and
outsourced strategies for deploying an IdP (including a helpful decision
tree) and recommendations for future InCommon work as it strives to make
things easier for campus deployers. For more information, see

External Identities Working Group - This group is exploring how to make
external identities (e.g., from Google, Microsoft, or UnitedID) useful and
sufficiently trusted, as well as the potential to link an external
identity with a campus identity. They have looked at types of identities,
use cases, and issues to consider for those needing some sort of external
identity. See

IdP of Last Resort Working Group - This group is exploring options for
those who are not represented by a campus IdP or whose IdP will not
release the necessary attributes. This group is documenting the
requirements for any potential IdP of Last Resort, develop case studies,
and explore tradeoffs between this concept and the use of external
identities. For more information:

New Entities Working Group - This group is preparing for InCommon¹s
participation with eduGAIN and interfederation. Operationalization of
eduGAIN will add IdPs and SPs that are members of other federations, and
some regional network operators would like to add new types of entities
(such as K-12) to the metadata. This group is exploring the policies and
practices needed in an interfederated world. More info:

Janemarie Duh, Lafayette College
Eric Goodman, University of California Office of the President
Keith Hazelton, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Jim Jokl, University of Virginia
David Walker, Internet2

Steven Carmody, Brown University

We use Adobe Connect for slide sharing and audio: For more details, including
back-up phone bridge information, see

About IAM Online
IAM Online is a monthly online education series brought to you by
Internet2¹s InCommon community and the EDUCAUSE Higher Education
Information and Security Council.

Dean Woodbeck
Program Manager, InCommon

  • [IAM Online] Reminder: IAM Online Wednesday - Making Federation Easier, Dean Woodbeck, 02/09/2015

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