Trust framework providers, such as InCommon, have 6 months to comply with the new FICAM spec. We are starting discussions to see what is the impact of FICAM 2.0 to the InCommon Assurance program and the community.
The question came up about An important question is: what are the service providers FICAM will be working with first? The Veterans Admin is a big one.
We are InCommon is aware that many campuses don't want their faculty and staff to leverage their campus credentials to interact w consumer based services like the VA.
They want to use their campus credentials for grant submissions and teaching resources or dept for interactions with the Dept of Ed resources.
So we are trying to find out from FICAM, what is the ETA for the services that are more related to higher ed?
The answers to these questions will help the AAC determine how to support FICAM 2.0.
There is interest in exploring assurance for research
and in developing a community profile to address research needs.
There has been a request for a community profile that is more multi factor oriented