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Swamid, WAYF, Kalmar2 & eduGAIN


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A persentation at Nordforum on electronic federations

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Swamid, WAYF, Kalmar2 & eduGAIN

  1. 1. SWAMID - WAYF<br />Concrete initiatives in identity federations – case: the Nordic Countries <br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Who are we?<br />Why are we here?<br />WAYF/SWAMID<br />Kalmar2<br />eduGAIN<br />Summary<br />Question and comments<br />
  3. 3. Whoarewe?<br />Valter Nordh, IT Coordinator, eduGAIN, SUNET and University of Gothenburg.<br />Jacob-Steen Madsen, Head of Secretariat, WAYF Secretariat, Copenhagen <br />
  4. 4. Why are we here?<br />Electronic id-federations gives you:<br />Cost savings of maintaining logins<br />Economics of scale (cloud services!)<br />Reusability of logins<br />User convenience – provides Single Sign On<br />Enabling collaboration<br />
  5. 5. WAYF<br />Research network Service<br />Funding: 3 ministeries, the electronic research library & research network (3,5 million DKK/year)<br />6 yearsold<br />In productionsincemarch 2008<br />Basic infrastructure<br />
  6. 6. WAYF<br />Demographics<br />5.534.738 citizens<br />4.319.228 adults<br />1.188.796 under education<br />3 public identity federations in Denmark<br />NemLog-in (3.500.000 vetted users)<br />UNI-Login (500.000 vetted users)<br />WAYF (>4.500.000 vetted users)<br />
  7. 7. WAYF<br />Mission statement:<br />To facilitateexchange of identity information betweenusers and services at both a national and internationally in a safeway.<br />
  8. 8. WAYF<br />Strategy<br />To support an open market for federated services<br />To enhance the digital life for the federations endusers<br />To be preferredchoice of partner for advice on service creationamongstmembers<br />To ensure a very high level on competence on privacyrelatedissues<br />
  9. 9. WAYF<br />
  10. 10. WAYF<br />Goals for 2011-2012<br />3.000.000 logins (2010-2011) -> 10.000.000 logins (2011 – 2012)<br />A reuse rate > 2 pr. login medio 2012<br />50% more services connected to WAYF ultimo 2011 compared to ultimo 2010<br />
  11. 11. WAYF<br />
  12. 12. WAYF<br />
  13. 13. SWAMID<br />History<br />Started as a collaboration between universities around 2005/2006<br />eduroam was initially a driving factor<br />Funded by participating universities and SUNET<br />Governed by SUNET with universities represented<br />
  14. 14. SWAMID<br />Growth and use of SWAMID<br />Two use cases that draw adoption:NyA and the SUNET Video Conferencing service<br />NyA (National admission system)NyA issues logins to applying usersUniversities reuse those, thereby reducing costs<br />More details in the presentation from EUNIS 2008 at Aarhus University:<br />
  15. 15. SWAMID<br />Growth and use of SWAMID (cont)<br />The SUNET Video Conferencing service:Potential # of users: 350.000 students + employees<br />Cost of maintaining logins? Helpdesk?<br />Demonstration of SWAMID:<br />
  16. 16. SWAMID<br />Technical model of SWAMID<br />So called mesh-structure:everyone can talk to everybody<br />Lightweight central infrastructure<br />No (?) single points of failure<br />Flexible architecture for participating universities<br />Requires competence from participants<br />
  17. 17. SWAMID<br />Governance and policy of SWAMID<br />A new policy for SWAMID as of 2011, SWAMID 2.0<br />Governed and financed by SUNET<br />SWAMID target Universities and University Colleges<br />Approx. 2 FTE for running and maintaining SWAMID<br />
  18. 18. SWAMID<br />Future of SWAMID!<br />SWAMID is used as a reference model for the new e-id from the Swedish government<br />SWAMID is actively participating in international collaborations<br />Working with municipals in extending federations outside of higher education<br />International standards are emerging around electronic identities, SWAMID aims to comply with these<br />
  19. 19. SWAMID<br />Future of SWAMID!<br />Working together with universities in developing practices around managing user identities<br />New use cases are emerging – for example foreign students admitted through NyA<br />SWAMID provides the infrastructure for connecting AND to transfer information securely<br />What can SWAMID do for you?<br />
  20. 20. HAKA + FEIDE<br />Finland: Has a federation called Haka<br />Norway: Has a federation called Feide<br />Some differences BUT in essence alike<br />Kalmar2!<br />
  21. 21. Kalmar2<br />
  22. 22. Kalmar2<br />
  23. 23. Kalmar2<br />
  24. 24. Kalmar2<br />Characteristics<br />One common standard between contries<br />IdM requirements<br />Service Purpose<br />Attribute proportionality<br />Consent<br />
  25. 25. eduGAIN<br />Enable collaboration outside of the Nordic countries!<br />eduGAIN is intended to simplify the movement of people and data between participant federations<br />FP7 funded project from the EC (within GEANT)<br />Offered as a service, still growing from pilot<br />
  26. 26. eduGAIN today<br />
  27. 27. eduGAIN<br />
  28. 28. eduGAIN<br />Challenges!Personal number? Legal issues!To be solved! <br />We have a service to build upon<br />Most countries/federations in EU has indicated that they will join<br />More information on<br />
  29. 29. A brief summary<br />Login within a Nordic service:HAKA - checkFEIDE - checkSWAMID - checkWAYF - check<br />Login between Nordic services:Kalmar2 – check<br />Login between international services:eduGAIN – ”check”<br />
  30. 30. Questions and comments<br />