CSG Spring 2014 – Identity Workshop, continued

Harvard Catalyst and ORCID update

Catalyst – Profiles Research Networking Software – allows for network analysis and data visualization. Analyzes co-authoring patterns. 

Over 200 institutions have downloaded PRofiles. Estimate that about 30 universities using Profiles actively. Boston University adding ORCID support. 

Harvard Faculty Finder – doing deduplication with PubMed, Web of Science, DSpace, etc. 

Harvard adding ORCID to Peoplesoft to flow into directory

Steve Zoppe – TIER Objective

Primary objective to build upon community work that’s already been done. How to onboard services and providers? 

e.g. some providers use email address as primary identifier – annoying.

Putting together a sandbox, to show what works, and evolve over time: reference architecture and canonical implementation.

What’s the problem? To enable the community to consume and integrate with cloud services most efficiently. 

Most service providers are not clueful about identity and do not understand groups within or across enterprises.

The core needs are for AuthN and AuthZ for interrealm use. Lacking a common approach has led to a proliferation of approaches in the community – TIER is choosing a baseline of Shibboleth, Grouper, and CoManage.

Generalized design  – Facade design pattern. Give service providers a normalized end point. 

Will include lightweight workflow services.

Klara Jelinkova – TIER

InCommon is part of Internet2, a wholly owned subsidiary of Internet2. Most of the identity work has been done in Internet2. InCommon was spun off to be the trust framework for US R&E – not development efforts.

InCommon Steering – functions as a program subcommittee and external relations and governance. 

InCommon next steps: New clearer charter (wholly owned subsidiary of Intenet2); New clearer bylaws: Internet2 runs InCommon; InCommon Steering is a Board that advises Internet2); Better/streamlined processes for day-to-day operations; Internet2 staff needs to run InCommon and get community feedback; Priority setting and communication: InCommon Steering program committee helps set priorities and advise on future plans; Work with Internet2/InCommon staff to fulfill FY14 objectives and set FY15 objectives.

TIER – was launched at recent Internet2 Global Summit. 

What is TIER – Trust and Identity in Education and Research.

Longstanding problem in separation of development efforts from mature, consumable services. 

Tier next steps: Set a TIER charter (governance structure, operating processes); Figure out a funding model for the items unfunded on operating lines. 

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