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May Update: TIER Working Groups 

Guide to Updates

Component Architects WG

Last Month

  • Continued review of the Shibboleth UI Work including the wrap up of MVP2 and finalized requirements for MVP3 work (Unicon)
  • Planning of the conceptual requirements for the “workbench”/"test" federation to be followed by a work plan based on the Federation Manager development work
  • Reviewed resource requirements for meeting work commitments to satisfy the remaining requirements for the "2018 TIER Work Plan by Thematic Grouping” (https://docs.google.com/document/d/17_WxqBrjYD2EuMJQVerdVMZ1RBtRen1CnyloMZP5YkI/edit?usp=sharing)
  • Planned work required to set up all TIER components under sustainable maintenance
  • Planning for setting up a UI "BOF" Collaboration for Components

This Month

  • The Component Architect WG did not meet in May due to Global Summit
  • June will be focused on prioritizing work under the remaining TIER funded budget and responding to key messages heard during Global Summit and the upcoming TNC.

Roadblocks

  • TBD

DataStructures/API - Entity Registry WGs

Last Month

  • A majority of the time was spent detailing the TIER part 1 and part 2 demonstrations and presentations at the T&I Showcase sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Global Summit 2018.
    • Tuesday Summary Overview Plan:
      • The Shibboleth Metadata Management GUI will be demonstrated by staff from the TIER commercial partner Unicon.

      • Identity Onboarding Processes will review the TIER architecture and walk through a demonstration using the TIER Components. There will be a discussion and demo of the intake of data from multiple Systems of Record (SOR), the relationship of midPoint and COmanage in the TIER solutions. CoManage will be shown a SOR and as a registry solution.  midPoint will be shown as a registry and a provisioning solution.  The demo will illustrate publish & subscribe (Pub/Sub) messaging with RabbitMQ as well as establishing credentials using midPoint. Group management as outlined in the Grouper Deployment Guide will be shown. This session will provide setup for the Wednesday session that will focus on provisioning and de-provisioning.  

    • Wednesday Summary Overview Plan:
      • Continue the architecture and demo from Tuesday by showing TIER (de)Provisioning processes using Grouper, MidPoint and some common HigherEd applications. In the second portion of this session the Packaging TIER workgroup will present the Packaging solutions for the TIER program.

        The API/Data structure and Registry workgroup members will discuss options and show Grouper updating the Midpoint Provisioning Engine, use of RabbitMQ and Grouper in provisioning to target applications such as Canvas. They will show some variations, discuss and demo TIER program deliverables. Discussion is encouraged and expected.

        The Packaging TIER workgroup will then follow this up with a review and discussion of the packaged container solutions prepared in TIER for deployment of several components. These include: Shibboleth, Grouper, COmanage, midpoint, and RabbitMQ. Additional discussion of what is coming in the packaging area will be discussed.

    • Details for the overall T&I Showcase Plans can be found at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BLqyNX6qvpgtGoE76a9d2sz64loz0EiTEGANQa0Pj08/edit?usp=sharing
    • Continued supporting work with the Campus Success Program Banner Onboarding WG and Grouper Deployment Enhancement WG

This Month

  • Worked closely with TIER Campus Success Program schools to present and demonstrate solutions during the 3 Trust and Identity sessions at Global Summit.
  • Presentations and recordings can be found at https://internet2.box.com/s/3b733zpcs05bkj3dgqqrk7huimccrknv and please read the README file.
  • Began planning for a refinement of the WG focus to provide and catalog useful artifacts and demos and be very specific on implementation guidelines and recommendations for adopters.
  • Continued supporting work with the Campus Success Program Banner Onboarding WG and Grouper Deployment Enhancement WG

Roadblocks

  • TBD

Packaging WG

Last Month

  • Updated details around all TIER docker containers
  • Updated documentation for all TIER docker reference implementations
  • Updated logging specs based on input from the TIER Campus Success Program and Packaging WG members
  • Advanced details for the midPoint container requirements to collaborate on with Evolveum
  • Planned for a TIER packaging container status and workplan overview as the final presentation during the Wednesday T&I Showcase session at the Global Summit 2018

This Month

  • Presented the TIER Packaging Roadmap to date and planned work for the remainder of the year to wrap up the Wednesday Trust & Identity Showcase session at Global Summit.
  • The presentation and recording can be found at https://internet2.box.com/s/3b733zpcs05bkj3dgqqrk7huimccrknv and please read the README file.
  • No further meetings were held during the month, however, discussions on work for June focused on final requirements for the midPoint container and alignment of packaging requirements for all TIER component containers.

Roadblocks

  • TBD

BTAA and TIER Collaboration Provisioning and De-Provisioning

Last Month
  • Concluded work on a far-too-long questionnaire for evaluating provisioning engines.

  • Discussed with a few fellow Big Ten IDM folks, and came up with a plan for a shorter evaluation questionnaire that still meets our needs. We’re done from 150+ questions to 35: https://spaces.at.internet2.edu/x/0Q2MBw

  • Results of evaluations will be combined with surveys of the Big Ten member schools from last summer to create three deliverables: a best practices write-up, a list of needed functionality that products don’t support today for consideration on the TIER roadmap, and a high-level product comparison chart for those shopping for provisioning products.

  • We’ll be starting provisioning engine evaluations in the near future. We need help and welcome community participation. It’s not a big time commitment. If someone can give an hour or two in June, please contact Keith Wessel.

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