Access & Identity Management Future Directions Keith Dixon – OpenAthens Administrator Day
Agenda <ul><li>Roadmap Aims & Directions </li></ul><ul><li>Release Schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture Development </...
OpenAthens Roadmap Aims <ul><li>For institutions - Increase value and reduce risk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater choice </l...
Roadmap Directions <ul><li>Openness and Standards Compliance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenAthens LA and SP </li></ul></ul><ul...
Release Schedules  <ul><li>Major functionality releases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bi-Annual - Jan/July  </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
The Athens Architecture Athens Identity Broker Managed Directory Service Providers using  Athens Service Providers using  ...
Federated Access Management Service Providers using  Shibboleth Institution Using  Shibboleth UK Federation WAYF
OpenAthens Architecture Development Service Providers using  Athens Service Providers using  Athens Service Providers usin...
Focus for 2009 <ul><li>OpenAthens LA & OpenAthens MD </li></ul><ul><li>Admin Usability and Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Learner...
OpenAthens LA and OpenAthens MD <ul><li>OpenAthens LA 1.0 = AthensDA </li></ul><ul><li>OpenAthens LA 2.0  </li></ul><ul><u...
Administrator Usability and Tools <ul><li>Focus on Administrator Interface and Toolbars </li></ul><ul><li>Usability </li><...
Learner & Researcher Usability and Tools <ul><ul><li>Usability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve accessibility (eg fo...
OpenAthens SP  <ul><li>Used by Service Providers - Available as part of UK HE/FE OpenAthens subscription </li></ul><ul><li...
Services and Support <ul><li>Tech Support Web Interface  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>v1.1 - based on feedback </li></ul></ul><ul...
Summary <ul><li>Aims </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase flexibility, functionality and ease-of-use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Road...
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Open Athens Future Developments

  1. 1. Access & Identity Management Future Directions Keith Dixon – OpenAthens Administrator Day
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Roadmap Aims & Directions </li></ul><ul><li>Release Schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture Development </li></ul><ul><li>Focus for 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Services and Support </li></ul>
  3. 3. OpenAthens Roadmap Aims <ul><li>For institutions - Increase value and reduce risk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future-proofing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For Administrators – Increase capability and reduce workload </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase Usability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For Learner/Researchers – Increase value and engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Align with internet usability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broader, integrated functionality </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Roadmap Directions <ul><li>Openness and Standards Compliance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenAthens LA and SP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-federation support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Administrator Usability & Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Processes & Interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toolbar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learner/Researcher Usability & Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource Discovery and Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toolbar </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Release Schedules <ul><li>Major functionality releases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bi-Annual - Jan/July </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minor functionality releases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Compliance, servicing and bug fixes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As required </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Athens Architecture Athens Identity Broker Managed Directory Service Providers using Athens Service Providers using Athens Service Providers using Athens Service Providers using Athens Institution Using AthensDA Local Authentication AthensDA + Identity Broker Athens Managed Directory + Identity Broker
  7. 7. Federated Access Management Service Providers using Shibboleth Institution Using Shibboleth UK Federation WAYF
  8. 8. OpenAthens Architecture Development Service Providers using Athens Service Providers using Athens Service Providers using Athens Service Providers using Athens Service Provider using Shibboleth OpenAthens Subscription Shibboleth + OpenAthens Identity Broker Athens Identity Broker Managed Directory Institution Using AthensDA Institution Using OpenAthens LA OpenAthens Identity Broker Managed Directory UK Federation WAYF Institution Using Shibboleth OpenAthens SP 1.1 Athens Module Shib Module OpenAthens LA 2.0 Athens Module Shib Module
  9. 9. Focus for 2009 <ul><li>OpenAthens LA & OpenAthens MD </li></ul><ul><li>Admin Usability and Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Learner/Researcher Usability and Tools </li></ul><ul><li>OpenAthens SP </li></ul><ul><li>Service & Support </li></ul>
  10. 10. OpenAthens LA and OpenAthens MD <ul><li>OpenAthens LA 1.0 = AthensDA </li></ul><ul><li>OpenAthens LA 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on the same platform as OpenAthens SP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athens module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAML 1.1,2.0 (Shibboleth 1.3, 2.0) module </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OpenAthens MD 1.0 -> 1.1 -> 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email addresses as usernames (optional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refine self-registration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refining fine-grained authorisation support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-federation support </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Administrator Usability and Tools <ul><li>Focus on Administrator Interface and Toolbars </li></ul><ul><li>Usability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Update interface – more intuitive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short cuts to common functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Configurable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NEW Admin Toolbar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commonly used functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Configurable from the Admin interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Service status, maintenance notices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diagnostics </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Learner & Researcher Usability and Tools <ul><ul><li>Usability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve accessibility (eg for visually impaired) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve panel selector </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increase Admin/User configurability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Add to MyAthens” button for library and service provider web sites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manage configuration of toolbar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toolbar/Browser extensions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Single-Sign-On to ALL resources (IdP discovery) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One-click access to resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Downloadable at library and service provider web sites </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. OpenAthens SP <ul><li>Used by Service Providers - Available as part of UK HE/FE OpenAthens subscription </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-protocol support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenAthens SP 1.1 - Athens, SAML 1.1/2.0 (Shibboleth 1.3/2.0) OpenID, Cardspace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenAthens SP 2.0 – Extensions/Configurations for Multi-federation support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multi-federation support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenAthens SP 1.1 – UK federation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenAthens SP 2.0 – SURFNet, InCommon, CRU (French Federation)..? </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Services and Support <ul><li>Tech Support Web Interface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>v1.1 - based on feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>v2.0 – integration, usability and configurability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Service availability, overall statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institution specific statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Administrator Forum/Knowledgebase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sharing service knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>answers to current/common issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>monitoring and input from Tech Support </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Summary <ul><li>Aims </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase flexibility, functionality and ease-of-use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Roadmap Directions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open, Compliant, Admin and User tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Release Schedules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major Jan/Jul, Minor Mar/Oct </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focus for 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- OpenAthens LA 2.0, Usability & Toolbars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Services and Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech Support Web Interface </li></ul></ul>

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