Potential Recommendations - Please add your initials to three
Activities for the InCommon administration or TIER
Fully-functional outsourced Shibboleth blessed by InCommon with InCommon participating in the management of the solution. (High value)
Certification of IdP support vendors blessed by InCommon. (High value)
Appliances for insourced operation such as CANARIE’s IdP installer with configurations pre-built for InCommon.
Ways to facilitate InCommon members getting consultant help without a lot of administrative overhead. This might be combined with a mentor program.
Outreach to those institutions that are not engaged in federation and would not know that alternatives for an IdP exist.
Community solutions with InCommon coordination
Outsourcing an IdP to other InCommon members hosting the IdP.
An mentor program for InCommon Members to help campuses get started. (High value, low cost)
Second phase of the Alternative IdPs Working Group or another chartered group.
Develop criteria for assessing of IdP service vendors. (High value, low cost)
Identify and assess vendors. This would have to done repeatedly in order to keep current and provide value. (High value, potential high cost)
A cookbook on deploying the IdP strategies, including technical architecture, vendor selection, user support, operation, etc. (High value, low cost)