SURFconext, a New Collaboration Paradigm


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Uninett Studietur Opptaksgruppe
Date: November 22, 2011
Presenter: Paul van Dijk - SURFnet

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  • Katalyze the use of cool new (hopefully relevant) new stuffThe changing demand of users. Not necessarily high-end demands “tweet: teacher: files will be shared via blackboard? Student:Why not dropbox”Facilitate an online collaboration environment that is a perfect fit for every user. That is open to inter institutional and international collaboration -> guest usage no problem (open ID providers, International Federations)SPRINGboardMultidisciplinary, Inter-institutional No barriers, be flexibleUse Open StandardsWrite Once Use Anywhere
  • Velcro..General purpose web integration technology by using GadgetsOpen 'Social Data' API for exchanging information on people, groups, activities, et ceteraLightweight, '2.0' compliant and 'easy'Open standard, browser based componentsVendor neutral & platform independentLarge user community -> wide spread adoptionUptake moving from Social Networks to R&E and Enterprise
  • Where SAKAI is such a perfect fit (SAKAI 2  3 Is even better)CORTO Service and identity provider bridge developed by WAYFdk and SURFnet.JANUS metadata registrary administration module built on top of SimpleSAML php
  • warwickNatureXobniLiferay, Drupal, Moodle, Atlassian containers
  • Beteugelen risico’s(Service) License models are currently inadequateGood business models required for vendorsCollaboration applications require attributes — who is going to provide for them?International focus is paramount for wide adoptionEngage early adopters, both at institutions, vendors, VOs and end users
  • SURFconext, a New Collaboration Paradigm

    1. 1. SURFconext, Showcasing a NewCollaboration ParadigmPaul van Dijk, Product Manager SURFnetPaul van Dijk Product Manager SURFnet
    2. 2. Higher Education & Research in NL - Hybrid end-to-end Network - AuthN Federation (N=160) - Provide access to the best possible Online Collaboration Solutions
    3. 3. Users are Choosers…
    4. 4. Needs BarriersWays to deal with Doubt,cloud solutions temporisation, loss of controlGuidance in choices Abundance of available toolsBest practices Confidentiality, Security, portabilityBasic integration Tools, concepts methods available? Solution(s)Cloud seminars, whitepapers and reference implementationsOverview of tools (by category/audience)Basic Infra
    5. 5. 1. Federation SAML+2. SURFteams (grouper)+ =3. OpenSocial+4. Collaboration tools
    6. 6. Combining existing components and open standards oa. SAML2 IdP Federatie SAML2 Portal Grouper TBD Attribute Management TBD Virtual Organizations OpenSocial Rest JANUSOpenSocial Rest SAML2 SP SAML2 Metadata OAuth Service Provider
    7. 7. Single Sign-On
    8. 8. Collaboration Context & AuthZ
    9. 9. OpenSocial Portal & Gadgets- Use of Web Standards (HTML, CSS, Javascript, XML)- Standard specification by OpenSocial Foundation- Aim: integration of multi vendor apps in one portal
    10. 10. OpenSocial & Mobiel
    11. 11. Demo !
    12. 12. Licenses & Contract Management warning challenges ahead Supporting Services • SURFfederatie • SURFteams • OpenSocial SURFdiensten: Licentie- en Contractmanagement
    13. 13. OpenSource: Portal OpenSocial Container Engine Block Platform Management interfaceSourcecode: Apache License, v2.0Content: CC “Attr. 3.0 Unported”
    14. 14. Info Opensocial for the Enterprise SURFconext components Apache Rave Incubator (portal) User: paulcwvandijk