CTAB Call of Oct. 3, 2023


  • David Bantz, University of Alaska (chair)
  • Ercan Elibol, Florida Polytechnic University
  • Richard Frovarp,  North Dakota State 
  • Eric Goodman, UCOP - InCommon TAC Representative to CTAB
  • Mike Grady, Unicon  
  • Johnny Lasker, Internet2
  • Kyle Lewis,  Research Data and Communication Technologies 
  • Jon Miner, University of Wisc - Madison (co-chair)  
  • Andy Morgan, Oregon State University
  • Andrew Scott, Internet2
  • Ann West, Internet2
  • Albert Wu, Internet2 


  • Pål Axelsson, SUNET 
  • Warren Anderson, LIGO 
  • Tom Barton, Internet2, ex-officio
  • Matt Eisenberg, NIAID 
  • Scott Green, Eastern Washington U
  • Meshna Koren, Elsevier 
  • Rick Wagner, UCSD 
  • Kevin Morooney, Internet2 
  • Emily Eisbruch, Independent, scribe


Working Group updates

    • CACTI
      • eduVPN in New Zealand - https://www.eduvpn.org/  - part of GEANT
      • TechEx breakfast open meeting
        • Work overview
        • A bunch of discussion surrounding next generation credentials working group

    • RAF2.0 Working Group
      • All public consultation comments reviewed
      • Plan to get RAF 2.0 to Steering Committee next week or week after
      • At TechEx received good feedback from a community member that RAF 2.0 seems easier to implement than RAF 1.0

    • InCommon TAC
      • (Eric G. was not present)
      • 2024 planning
      • Federation proxies working group will spin up
        May augment or alter the federation trust model, understanding the role of proxies, This may come back to CTAB, has baseline expectations implications 
      • AARC Blueprint - lots of useful guidelines on architecture, policies and deployment guidance, could potentially be useful and inform future baseline expectations work
      • Entity Categories of interest (closely related to CTAB discussion on entitlements/authZ). Open Science initiative work is pertinent. How to indicate service entitlements is important, (for example, who is a designated health care worker)

    • SEPWG (Sirtfi Exercise Planning Working Group)
      • Call for Participation window closed: 17 signups, more than last year
      • Communications check in 2 weeks (with their security contacts)
      • Training/Orientation for exercise Points of Contact at each organization to start 23 Oct
      • At TechEx, Kyle talked to community members who plan to join this effort next year. 

Recruiting for CTAB

  •  Deadline has been extended, use this form https://forms.monday.com/forms/d4029d18190a0cb2306dd4abe1444002?r=use1
  • If your CTAB term is expiring, you can renominate yourself: David, Jon, Meshna and Andy
    •    4 nominations for CTAB currently received. One from a returning member, three new candidates
  •   Had hoped to have some new CTAB members representing service providers
  •  After CTAB / InCommon TAC meeting at TechEx, there was a comment that the name CTAB is confusing
  • Outreach to Tribal colleges could be a goal for CTAB moving forward
  • There is a minority serving cyberinfrastructure grant https://internet2.edu/minority-serving-cyberinfrastructure-consortium-awarded-nearly-15-million-nsf-grant/
    • Ana Hunsinger, PI, has engaged some of the catalysts on this.
    • Suggestion to help HBCUs and tribal colleges to use the Cirrus Identity bridge
    • CTAB can monitor this work
  • CTAB should look at skill sets needed for the upcoming work as we do recruiting for CTAB members

TechEx Recap

Next CTAB Call: Tuesday Oct. 17, 2023

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