*MACE Conference Call*
May 16, 2005
Bob Morgan (chair) - Washington
Paul Hill - MIT
Michael Gettes - Duke
Jim Jokl - Virginia
Scott Cantor - OSU
Keith Hazelton - Wisconsin
Steve Carmody - Brown
Lynn McRae - Stanford
Tom Barton - Chicago
Ken Klingenstein - Colorado/Internet2
Renee Frost - Michigan/Internet2
Neal McBurnett - Internet2
Steve Olshansky - Internet2
Ben Chinowsky (scribe) - Internet2
The group reviewed the May 5-6 eduRoam summit. Michael observed that Bob had arrived a skeptic and left convinced. EduRoam currently encompasses 350 institutions in 19 countries. Authentication is the next step; there are three proposals on the table, with testing, documentation and a decision expected over the next few months. Ken noted that MICE is ready to launch, and eduRoam will be its first order of business. Presentations and minutes from the eduRoam summit are at http://www.eduroam.edu.au/gwg-eduroam/meetings/.
Bob and Scott attended Digital ID World (http://www.digitalidworld.com/conference/2005/). Bob described it as an interesting mix of in-depth technical material and "identity as social transformation". There's a lot happening in the identity space right now. Scott found the proliferation of protocols particularly noteworthy; there doesn't seem to be a consensus building around WS-*, SAML, or anything else. PingID was very prominent at DIDW; Liberty Alliance was conspicuous by its absence. Bob noted that people seem to tracking E-Auth pretty closely.
Ken is working on possible CAMPs in Taiwan, Japan, and Europe. New middleware activity in Denmark has produced a speaking invitation. The Slaughter group is working toward hiring a League of Federations organizer.
Having heard no objections to finalizing the PKI Lite Certificate Policy & Practices and Certificate Profiles, Bob is declaring them ready for publication. See http://middleware.internet2.edu/hepki-tag/#PKI_Lite; comments should go to HEPKI-TAG.
Bob noted that signature-based spam-control proposals are looking likely to move forward in IETF; the working group has a healthy emphasis on making sure they don't break anything. Bob would like MACE to tie into this work.
The USPerson work is moving along; a series of biweekly conference calls is in the works, to be chaired by Keith. Keith noted the extreme contrast between USPerson's federated approach to identity and the recently passed "REAL ID" Act. Bob suggested that it's getting close to time for someone to put together a web page to provide an overview of the increasingly complex E-Auth/USPerson/SCHAC space. Bob also noted that four universities have been identified for the Shibboleth-enabled FastLane pilot.