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Consultation on Baseline Expectations 2 has concluded.

The community consultation on a second set of Baseline Expectations, including three technical requirements aimed at improving security and the user experience concluded on October 10, 2020. The final set of requirements will be presented to the InCommon Steering Committee for formal approval in November 2020.

Schedule

Date
September 8, 2020Consultation begins
September 23, 2020Baseline Expectations 2 Consultation Office Hour (see Office Hour below)
October 19, 2020Consultation closes

Participate

Visit the Baseline Expectations 2 Consultation page to review the documents under consultation and to provide your feedback.

Office Hour

EventBaseline Expectations 2 Community Presentation and Discussion
Date/TIme

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

View the recorded session on YouTube

Invitation

Dear InCommon Participants:

The InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) has opened a consultation on a second set of Baseline Expectations, including three technical requirements aimed at improving security and the user experience. 

Please review these expectations and take this opportunity to provide feedback. CTAB invites your input through October 19, 2020 prior to finalizing these requirements.

The InCommon community adopted Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation in 2018, including a set of common expectations that all participants must meet. The effort concluded successfully in February 2019, when 100 percent of Federation participants met those expectations.

Baseline Expectations 2 (BE2) proposes three additional elements that all participants must meet by 2021.

  1. Each Identity Provider and Service Provider will secure its connection endpoints with current and trusted encryption (TLS)
  2. All Identity Providers and Service Providers will comply with the SIRTFI international security response framework
  3. All Identity Providers will include an error URL in metadata

We will hold a community presentation and discussion on Wednesday, September 23 to provide a summary and answer questions about BE2. Details and Zoom coordinates are below.

The Baseline Expectations have improved the interoperability and security of the InCommon Federation, and these three additional elements are the next logical progression. Thank you for your support of Baseline and helping the community reach 100% adherence to these, just as we did during the first round.

Sincerely,

David St. Pierre Bantz
Chair, InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board