CTAB Call Tuesday January 11, 2022


  • David Bantz, University of Alaska (chair)  
  • Jon Miner, University of Wisc - Madison, (co-chair)
  • Pål Axelsson, SUNET 
  • Sarah Borland, University of Nebraska  
  • Ercan Elibol, Florida Polytechnic University  
  • Richard Frovarp,  North Dakota State  
  • Eric Goodman, UCOP - InCommon TAC Representative to CTAB 
  • Andy Morgan, Oregon State University  
  • Rick Wagner, UCSD  
  • Chris Whalen, Research Data and Communication Technologies  
  • Robert Zybeck, Portland Community College  
  • Johnny Lasker, Internet2 
  • Albert Wu, Internet2  



  • Meshna Koren, Elsevier 
  • Jule Ziegler,  Leibniz Supercomputing Centre 
  • Tom Barton, Internet2, ex-officio
  • Dave Robinson, Grinnell College in Iowa, InCommon Steering Rep, ex-officio
  • Kevin Morooney, Internet2
  • Ann West, Internet2
  • Emily Eisbruch, Internet2


Action Items from this call

  •  CTAB members provide update on the organizations assigned to them in BEv2 docket
  •  CTAB members review and add items to Draft 2022 CTAB Work Plan   


  • Internet2   Intellectual Property reminder
  • Agenda Bash
  • Welcome to new CTAB member Rick Wagner, UCSD
    • Worked at Globus for about 4 years
    • Job Title at UCSD is Principal System Engineer 

Working Group Updates

  • SIRTFI Exercise Working Group (SEWG)
    • Group met today, Jan. 11 in the morning 
    • 12 people attended 
    • Off to a good start
  • Entity Categories (neé R&S 2.0) Update
    • Categories: 
      • Anonymous Authorization
      • Pseudonymous Authorization
      • Personalized Access  
    • Support for these entity categories might be pushed by CTAB for broad adoption in the future
  • REFEDS MFA (sub-group of REFEDS Assurance)
    •  MFA group met in the morning of Jan 11
    •  Goal is  provide recommendations to the REFEDs Assurance Working Group around changes and updates to the REFEDS MFA profile
      • such as a results of lessons learned from NIH requirements

BE2 Status (Dockets, Exception Requests, Outreach Signups, Missing Elements)

  • https://spaces.at.internet2.edu/display/be/
  • Currently at 90% adoption for Baseline Expectations v2 (secure endpoints not included in this)
  • Some institutions are working on becoming compliant with BEv2
  • Albert is maintaining the dispute resolution docket
  • Some institutions that are not yet in compliance have requested and received an extension until February 17, 2022
  • A good chunk of those not in compliance fall under some big college systems 
  • Outreach is underway
  • Outreach around BEv2 can be frustrating when contact info is out of date or contacts do not respond
  • Eventually CTAB will likely need to provide InCommon Steering with  a recommendation, such as to remove entities from metadata, as was done for Baseline Expectation V1
  • Albert  plans to make automated “housekeeping” (checking) of InCommon metadata a priority. 
    • Will be helpful to automatically  check contacts, logo, error URL etc.  

Action: each CTAB member provide update on the organizations assigned to them in docket

2022 Work Items

Potential items for CTAB work plan

  • Federation futures - Where is HE/federation headed? Risks? Opportunities? 
  • Community Trust & Assurance after BE2
    • MFA?
    • REFEDS Assurance framework
    • Subject-id and pairwise-id?
    • Aspects of SAML Deployment Profile?
    • Entity Category support?
    • Support AuthZ via standardized entitlements/claims practices?
  • others?

Action: CTAB members review and add items to Draft 2022 CTAB Work Plan   

Next CTAB Call: Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022

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