In the decade since the release of the first version of the eduPerson specification, divergences in usage emerged and grew.  The causes were varied, but the result is that the eduPerson{Scoped}Affiliation attribute(s) and values are interpreted and used in multiple and sometimes incompatible ways across sites.

There is no practical way to bring current practices back to some ideal and well-defined state.  It may, however, be possible to profile the use of eduPerson{Scoped}Affiliation for use in federated access control scenarios. This wiki page is devoted to exploring that possibility, working toward consensus across the global community of eduPerson implementations and promoting the adoption and adherence to this eduPerson profile, specifically in the federated usage scenario.

Approaches to Profiling eduPerson