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Roaming about at TIP2013

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:29:06 +0000

One of the first sessions I attended that I had a chance of being able to participate in at TIP2013 was the eduroam BOF. Although my involvement in eduroam tends to be restricted to enthusiastic user and slight dabbling in issues of usability and policy, I was happy to attend as the European voice in ...

VAMP 2012: Chair notes on VO Use Cases

Thu, 06 Sep 2012 12:50:28 +0000

Chair notes on VO Use Cases (iv), 12:45 – 14:15 6th September 2012 ELIXIR EGA AAI Pilot – Mikael Linden ELIXI EGA AAI project is part of the work of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). EBI has specific requirement regarding release of data sets relating to genomes, where permission has not been granted by the ...

Name, Rank and Number

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:23:01 +0000

Last week, I chaired the consultation meeting for the EC AAA Study that is being lead by TERENA with a consortium of partner organisations across Europe. The focus of that report is access and identity management for researchers specifically, but a lot of the comments at the meeting are very applicable to federation as a ...

Scientific Schizophrenia

Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:25:03 +0000

Now I’ve stammered my way through my TNC plenary session, I’m attending talks on the issues of trying to use federated identity to support science and research. Bob Jones starts us off by talking about the changing nature of identity. He points out that his first electronic identity was given to him because of his ...

Achieving WAYRN

Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:19:09 +0000

A while back I talked about the need for a ‘Where Are You Right Now?’ service within the UK federation. I’m pleased to say this work is now complete and ready for you to use. Permission to access academic resources is typically either achieved in one of two ways (ignoring some of the more spurious ...

Launching the Shibboleth Consortium

Tue, 29 May 2012 11:48:11 +0000

Today, the official begging letters asking for funding towards the Shibboleth Consortium started to trickle out. Full (probably unnecessary) disclosure – with one of my many different hats on I act as the Shibboleth Consortium Manager so this is not a disinterested post…but I have had many different and interesting conversations with people around the ...

Lightning Talks at #TNC2012

Mon, 21 May 2012 16:34:50 +0000

I’m attending the lightning talks on the first day at #TNC2012. Some of the things we are hearing about (I didn’t get them all, twitter and unicorns are distracting): Mujina: a way of testing your SAML IdP and SP from Surfnet Encryption and Cryptography for Filesender: something I have talked about before from the nice ...

De/fragmented Collaboration?

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:27:29 +0000

I’ve been thinking a lot around the idea of providing collaborative tools at a national level for education and research recently, spurred by several conversations and the general march of free to use tools proliferating around us on a daily basis. This post is an attempt to bring some of those thoughts and ideas together ...

Can we standardise on MDUI?

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:24:28 +0000

As part of the REFEDS Discovery Project, Rod and I are looking at ways in which federations are using MDUI. To describe MDUI simply, it is information and hints put in to metadata to make the user interface around access management look much much better. The concept of MDUI itself is based on a proposed ...