Federation vs. Synchronization

  • TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Thursday, April 19, 2012 TIME: 15:00-16:00 LOCATION: Auditorium

Exchanging Metadata through Different Federations on a Global Scale

One of the most successful advancements in IT within the education and research sector in recent years has been the emergence of identity federations. There are now over 27 identity federations worldwide, operating a very successful standards-based solution for access and identity transactions. The REFEDs group, coordinated by TERENA, is a working group representing all of these federations. REFEDs is actively developing new tools and concepts to improve and enhance the work of identity federations. Nicole will talk about the evolving nature of metadata within the context of identity federations and the challenges involved in exchanging this metadata on a global scale - including legal challenges, the PEER project, eduGain and bilateral federation.

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Nicole has lead access and identity management intiatives for JISC for 10 years and is responsible for establishing the largest SAML-based federation in the education and research sector. Nicole acts as a consultant for both the Shibboleth initiative and REFEDS - Research and Education...


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European Identity & Cloud Conference 2012

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  • Apr 17 - 20, 2012 Munich, Germany