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To Contact CACTI

If you would like to contact CACTI with your thoughts and suggestions about potential CACTI work items or other topics, please use the email


CACTI, Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity, is a standing architecture strategy group of community members chartered by Internet2's Vice President for Trust and Identity. CACTI advises Internet2's Trust and Identity program area through interactions with other groups and with Internet2's Vice President for Trust and Identity. CACTI members include a broad representation from research and education. For more information, see the CACTI charter.

CACTI Duties

  1. Provide strategic architectural input to Internet2's trust and identity projects and activities.
  2. Create and manage community working groups as needed in support of trust and identity goals, directions, projects and activities.
  3. Manage and evolve community standards, e.g., schema, API contracts, MACE registry, etc., and the processes by which working groups operate and trust and identity documents are published. Coordinate and participate with external bodies in establishing such community standards. This body officially approves and adopts such standards and processes for Internet2 Trust and Identity.
  4. Foster relationships and participate with other national and international  activities sufficiently to maintain visibility into developments and trends that are important to R&E and to promote/advocate a coordinated approach to their implementation.
  5. Broadly share information of relevance with the R&E community about current activities in trust, identity, and associated middleware.
  6. Maintain public and timely proceedings of the group's activities and of the working groups it engenders
  7. Engage as appropriate to help achieve education and outreach objectives for Internet2 trust and identity projects and activities.

Full CACTI Charter is here

CACTI Members

MemberTitleInstitutionTerm Ends
Chris Phillips, ChairTechnology Architect, Canadian Access FederationCANARIE2020
Warren AndersonScientistUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee/LIGO2020
Tom BartonSr Consultant for Cyber Security and Data PrivacyUniversity of Chicago2019
Rob CarterIdentity Management ArchitectDuke University2019
Nathan DorsAssistant Director, Identity and Access ManagementUniversity of Washington2020
Jill GemmillCTO-Middleware and Research ProfessorClemson University2020
Ann HardingProject ManagerSWITCH2020
Karen HerringtonDirector, Identity Strategy & AdministrationVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University2020
Todd HigginsServer Systems Administrator, Identity and Access ManagementFranklin & Marshall College2019
Tom JordanIdentity and Access Management TechnologistUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison2020
Christos KanellopoulosProject Development OfficerGÉANT2020
Les LaCroixStrategic TechnologistCarleton College2020

CACTI Meeting Minutes

CACTI Minutes are available here


See Also

"New Architecture Advisory Group Reflects Local and Global Perspectives" blog about CACTI, October 2017 


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