**MACE Call 18-August-2008**
RL "Bob" Morgan, U. Washington (chair)
Ken Klingenstein, Internet2
Scott Cantor, The Ohio State U.
David Wasley, independent
Scotty Logan, Stanford
Nate Klingenstein, Internet2
Jens Haeusser, U. British Columbia
Michael Gettes, MIT
Renee Frost, Internet2
Leif Johansson, Stockholm University / SUNET
Paul Hill, MIT
Steve Olshansky, Internet2 (scribe)
- APAN 26
August 4-8, 2008, Queenstown, New Zealand
There were speakers from Japanese higher-ed and the CARSI (Chinese
higher-ed federation) project, as well as New Zealand. Nate attended and
co-led a well-received middleware session. CARSI is particularly focused
on enabling applications now. Eduroam is apparently encountering some
implementation difficulties in Japan. Korea expressed interest in
deploying Shibboleth. The Australians are continuing to work on ShARPE.
Taiwan's national research organization has encountered resistance from
some content providers, which are insisting that they will not deal with
individual IdPs rather than national federations. They will be joining
the Australian federation.
* Upcoming Meetings*
- Digital Identity Workshop
September 8-10, 2008, Anaheim, CA
There will be a face-to-face meeting for the Liberty "ID-TBD" effort,
aimed at creating an umbrella organization for the numerous identity
activities underway. The longer term relationship with the Liberty
Alliance is not yet clear.
September 24-26, 2008, Cornell University
- Fall Internet2 Member Meeting
October 13-16, 2008, New Orleans
The program is online, although not yet complete, and as usual there
will be numerous middleware sessions. AMSAC will be meeting in an open
session Monday 1-4 PM, MACE members are encouraged to attend. The
Mace/Salsa dinner will be Tuesday evening, as in the past. There will be
a Federation Soup follow-on meeting ("son-of-soup") Sunday afternoon, so
international travelers who are able to arrive Saturday evening should
do so if they are interested in attending.
Metadata aggregation is a topic of interest for a potential meeting.
More to come on this if it happens.
- JA-SIG UnConference
October 6-8, 2008, Madison WI
More on this as info is available.
Planning is under way, and information is becoming available on the website.
- Educause Annual Meeting
October 28-31, 2008, Orlando FL
There will be a number of IAM-oriented sessions, more info on this as it
becomes available. There will also be an InCommon BoF, details TBD.
- Fall EuroCAMP
November 5-6, 2008, Athens
- REFEDS – next meeting
This is still in the early stages of planning. It may be appended to the
November 2008 TF-EMC2 meeting.
- Fall Internet Identity Workshop
November 10-12, 2008, Mountain View, CA
- Feb 2009 CAMP
Tempe, AZ, Date/Topics TBD
IdM for student services will likely be the topic. More on this will be
forthcoming as info is available.
- Berkman Internet Safety Technology Task Force
(Harvard Law School), which is aimed at children. They issued an RFI
that received good responses, and a recommendations document will be
forthcoming 4Q2008. A potential outcome could be some states deciding
that relevant technology is deployable and should be mandated.
- ISOC Trust and Identity in the Internet
There have been further conversations with them about forming some sort
of identity round table. Spam continues to be a hot topic, and there is
still interest in encouraging DKIM deployments.
- COmanage update
VM images are online, although there are still some issues to be ironed
out. Shibboleth v1.3 SP (because it was already packaged for Debian) and
Grouper v1.2 are included. The FLUID Project will be working with on the
UI with Stanford.
A beta is expected to be released by mid-September, in time for the CSG
meeting. The wiki is not yet open to public view while it is being
prepared, but MACE is able to access it:
- Identity-related groups that higher-ed ought to be engaged with
It was observed that a number of organizations are looking at various
aspects of identity, in addition to the Liberty Alliance, and it would
be in our interest for higher-ed to be engaged at least at some level: