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Virtual Working Groups - May 20-21, 2013


IAM Online, the monthly webinar series sponsored by InCommon, Internet2, and EDUCAUSE, has scheduled a special series of virtual working group meetings to showcase key identity and access management tools and services.

Join us to:

  • hear an overview of each project
  • find out about the current work
  • learn how your campus can benefit
  • find out how to participate

Slide Decks and Archives





Social Identity



Schedule and Agendas

(All times EDT)

See the connection information to your right

Monday, May 20, 2013

Noon - 1:15 pm
Grouper: Managing groups, roles, and permissions



  • Welcome, orientation to the Virtual Working Groups
  • Intro to Grouper
  • Project status & recent news
    • v2.1
    • v2.2
    • demo of new UI
  • Brief campus case studies: what we're doing with Grouper and why
    • Chris Bongaarts, University of Minnesota
    • Michael Hodges, University of Hawaii
  • Longer term roadmap
  • Wrap-up, related events, opportunities to follow up
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Shibboleth: Single sign-on and federating software



  • Progress of Shibboleth Consortium
  • Project Status
    • IdP v2.4.0
    • IdP v3.0
    • SP v2.5.2
3:00 - 4:15 pm
Interfederation and CIFER

This virtual working group will highlight two activities that span national and international boundaries and may be coming to a campus near you.



  • Interfederation - Hear how you can participate in a working group with international partners to enable real work across federation boundaries
  • CIFER - Community Identity Framework for Education and Research is a community-developed approach for supporting identity. Hear an update and how to get involved in next steps for the project.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Noon - 1:15 pm
Social Identity Working Group



  • Intro to Using Social Accounts
  • Status and Recent News
    • Current UT Pilot
    • Current InCommon Pilot with Cirrus Identity
  • Review, Develop Consensus on Common Requirements
  • Next Steps
  •     Campuses Working With Cirrus
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
CoCoA: Collaboration platform (COmanage, OpenConext, and Applications)


  • Introduction to Collaboration Platforms
    • CoCoA = COmanage + OpenConext + Applications
  • Use Cases
    • Virtual Organizations (VOs)
    • Campus-Hosted Collaborations
  • COmanage: Person Attribute Management for VOs and Collaborations 
  • OpenConext: Group-Based, Federated Collaboration Tools
  • Applications: Domestication & Integration
  • Project Status and Roadmap
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
MACE-Dir: Attributes, Schema and Information Models for Education and Research


  • Introduction to MACE-Dir
  • The Evolution of eduPerson--New Draft Out for Review
    • New identifiers to solve a long-standing set of problems
    • Keeping track of changes to identifiers
  • Crafting a Schema for K-12 Use
  • System for Cross-Realm Identity Management (SCIM)
    • A new model for identity registries and provisioning
  • Exploring Curricular Data Needs
  • Elsewhere in Schema-Land


No registration necessary. For all sessions, we will use Adobe Connect for one-way audio and slide sharing.

To participate in the discussion, you will need to use the phone bridge for audio (if doing so, please mute your computer speakers):

  • 734-615-7474, or
  • 866-411-0013 (toll-free in US and Canada)
  • PIN: 0157272#
titleFeatured Working Groups

Internet2's Grouper Toolkit enables project managers, departments, institutions and end users to create and manage institutional and personal groups, roles, and permissions. It puts control of a group in the hands of its steward and enables the person to manage the membership and what resources it can access.


Shibboleth is an open-source project that provides single sign-on capabilities and allows sites to make informed authorization decisions for individual access of protected online resources in a privacy-preserving manner. Shibboleth is among the world's most widely deployed federated identity solutions, connecting users to applications both within and between organizations. Every software component of the Shibboleth system is free and open source.


MACE-Dir is the directories working group of the Middleware Architecture Committee for Education (MACE), formed in 2002, and key to the development and ongoing maintenance of the eduPerson attribute schema.

Social Identity

The Social Identity Working Group intends to use a community process to explore requirements for the use of "Social Identities" to authenticate to campus-based services and InCommon-based services, use pilots to explore and evaluate possible approaches, and to make recommendations to TAC on approaches that InCommon should recommend as production-worthy approaches to the requirements.


CoCoA is a collaboration platform consisting of COmanage, OpenConext, and Applications, developed to help virtual organizations provide a set of collaboration tools, domain tools, and collaboration-centric identity management and access control mechanism.

Interfederation and CIFER

Interfederation - Hear how you can participate in the Interfederation TAC Subgroup, a working group with international partners to enable real work across federation boundaries.
CIFER - Community Identity Framework for Education and Research is a community-developed approach for supporting identity. Hear an update and how to get involved in next steps for the project.