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  • From: "Cantor, Scott" <>
  • To: "Basney, Jim" <>, "" <>
  • Subject: Re: IdP discovery - list 'em all?
  • Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 19:31:09 +0000
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On 9/1/16, 3:26 PM,
on behalf of Basney, Jim"
on behalf of

> My summary of the IGTF consensus is that 1) the eduGAIN agreements are
> weaker than the InCommon Participation Agreement and 2) eduGAIN IdPs are
> "more distant" in terms of dealing with security incidents (e.g., we might
> need to involve operators of multiple federations), and (self-asserted)
> R&S and Sirtfi compliance provides a compensating control for the added
> risks of #1 and #2.

Ok, that helps, thanks. It will be interesting to see in practice how much
InCommon membership actually makes a difference in the areas touched by
Sirtfi without an actual affirmative statement of compliance with it.

-- Scott

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