What are the problems?• We don‟t know what to call them;• We don‟t know what they are;• We don‟t agree on how to structure them;• We don‟t agree on the content;• We all start from scratch when writing them;• We ask the wrong questions to the wrong people.Apart from that it is ALLLL fine. 4
Proposal? Federation Policy Best Practise Approach • Analysis of 15 federation policies; • Content „blocks‟ for policy areas defined; • Preferred structure / ORDER proposed; • Example wording given; • Chose your areas, leave out others.https://refeds.terena.org/index.php/Federation_Policy_Best_Practise_Approach 6
SECTION A: StructureA: STUCTURE.GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT HOW YOUR FEDERATION WORKS• RFC2119.• Definitions.• Background and Purpose.• Governance.• Eligibility.• How to Join.• How to Withdraw.STATUS: COMPLETE 7
SECTION C: LegalC: LEGAL.ALL THE LEGAL STUFF• Liability.• Jurisdiction and Legal.• Fee schedule.• Copyright.STATUS: IN PROGRESS 9
Common Mistakes• What am I signing?• Eligibility mistakes;• Publication (interfederation);• Enabling exchange or protection your XXXX?• Writing policy without all the information;• Ignoring interoperability issues. 10
Learning from Your Mistakes – eduGAIN (2) Backing yourself in to a corner "Publications under clause 1 above will be at the request of the Member who controls each Entity."• Over constrained management of metadata inclusion.• Requires members to understand they are using eduGain.• Requires a specific aggregate for eduGain.• LET THE METADATA FLOW. 12
Next Steps?• Surfacing issues Making changes.• Will any EXISTING federations adopt?• Working with the new technical models (eduGAIN, PEER etc.)• More support for SPs, making sense of federations. 14
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