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Identity management-and-collaborative-tools3714


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  1. 1. Collaborative Tools and Identity Management UK Update Nicole Harris JISC Executive
  2. 2. Original Next Generation Use Cases <ul><li>Alan Robiette’s Sparta definition : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal (intra-institutional) applications (mostly through SSO system) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management of access to third-party digital library-type resources (as now) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inter-institutional use – stable, long-term resource sharing between defined groups (e.g. shared e-learning scenarios) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inter-institutional use – ad hoc collaborations, potentially dynamic in nature (virtual organisations or VOs) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. UK Status <ul><li>Institutions joining the UK federation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Realisation is dawning that this is not just about licensed resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Realisation is dawning that identity management systems are a mess. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of complete IdM systems not typical at present although growing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Realisation is dawning that strategy drivers need good identity management. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use of collaborative tools. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very established use of VLEs – now need to open these. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Organisation – as yet to gain traction. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 mania. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rumblings of user-centric approach to identity management. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Idea that institution is broker not owner of identity is emerging. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for taking identity provision out of service providers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenID and Cardspace getting people excited. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Collaboration is real!
  5. 5. Current Advisory / Executive Work <ul><li>Moving towards better identity management within institutions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Directory structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defining users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing non-members / additional authorised users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual Orphanage. </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging institutions to think of themselves as Service Providers. </li></ul><ul><li>Federating our own collaboration tools (practising what we preach): WordPress, JISCmail, confluence, SiteCore, JVCS. </li></ul><ul><li>JISC as a VO. </li></ul>
  6. 6. JISC Applications
  7. 7. JISC Applications
  8. 8. Current Project Work <ul><li>Small scale studies on OpenID and Identity Metasystems (two new projects to answer the hype). </li></ul><ul><li>Identity Project highlighting the true status of IdM. </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding the use of attributes for information provision – personalisation / customisation experience (new project). </li></ul><ul><li>G-FIV-O: [Grouper to support Federated Identity for Virtual Organizations] investigating the use of next generation access management tools to support the use of collaborative tools for distributed organisations. </li></ul><ul><li>CUCKOO: as above but with a focus on ShARPE and MyVocs. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Requirements <ul><li>Continuing need to update and increase institutional understanding of a services / resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Time. </li></ul><ul><li>Get basic identity information right. </li></ul><ul><li>Get basic resource / licensing information right. </li></ul><ul><li>Tools that librarians can use. </li></ul><ul><li>Tools that users can use: the visible end! </li></ul>