R&E Federations Status (2)• 27 Federations plus 2 confederations.• 4753 entities within those federations.• 1815 Identity Providers.• 2755 Service Providers.• Plus several ‘others’ (don’t worry about it).
Top resources?• In 14 federations: – Czech Medical Atlas and Microsoft Dreamspark.• In 12: – Web of Knowledge, Scopus, ScienceDirect.• In 11: – IEEE, EBSCO.• In 10: – Springer, OVID.
Wouldn’t it be great if these were standardised and simplified?
REFEDs Policy Review• Painstakingly taking apart every clause in every federation policy.• Mapping these to generic content ‘blocks’ and ‘elements’ within each block.• Making recommendations about structure and unnecessary language.• NOT a legal review.
Full Interfederation• The ability of federations to exchange metadata about their entities.• Normally an additional legal agreement between the 2 federations.• Full technical and policy integration.• UK piloting with eduGate – contact me if you would like to be involved!
eduGain (2) – Drawbacks• At least one of the federations you are a member of needs to have signed up for eduGain.• Opt-in: you have to ask to be included in an aggregate.• Not always clear which entities are interfederated – are your customers there?
eduGain (3) Benefits• Only have to have a relationship with 1 federation.• Technically, as an SP, you can chose with federation that is.
MDUI Information (1) Entities with MDUI:UIInfo 100 75Entities 50 25 0 Feb 11 Mar 11 Apr 11 May 11 J 11 J 11 Aug 11 S 11 Oct 11 Nov 11 un ul ep Total IdPs SPs
MDUI Information (2) MDUI:UIInfo Proportion 8% 6%MDUI % 4% 2% 0% Feb 11 Mar 11 Apr 11 May 11 J 11 J 11 Aug 11 S 11 Oct 11 Nov 11 un ul ep Total IdPs SPs
MDUI, What do we need?• A link to a logo on an https protected page, with a width between 64px and 350px and height between 64px and 170px.• A Display Name.• A 100 character description of your service.• Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can already make the horrible things Andy is going to talk about go away!Shibboleth Embedded Discovery:https://wiki.shibboleth.net/confluence/display/EDS10/Embedded+Discovery+ServiceDiscoJuice:http://discojuice.org/