As of Dec. 2015, this working group is on hold pending the identification of a new working group chair.

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Working Group Chair: new chair being identified

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Working Group Charter


The Assurance Advisory Committee (AAC) invites the Community to participate in the InCommon Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Interoperability Profile Working Group.  The mission of the working group is to develop and document requirements for creating and implementing an interoperability profile to allow the community to leverage MFA provided by an InCommon Identity Provider by allowing SPs to rely on a standard syntax and semantics regarding MFA.



1.  Assemble use cases that will motivate the deliverables of this working group

2.  Develop short list of widely deployed MFA technologies in higher education that will be in scope for the profile

3.  Define requirements for and draft MFA Interoperability Profile

4.  Develop and recommend scope and plan for adoption

5.  Present draft in session at Internet2 Technology Exchange in October 2015

6.  Publish final profile by November 30, 2015



1.  Profile should be constrained to address the articulated need for distributed MFA.

2.  Ability to implement with current MFA and Federation technology should be a core design constraint.

3.  Support for this capability should be exposed in the Federation Metadata.



Related Resources

InCommon Assurance Wiki

MFA Cohortium Wiki

Federation Interoperability Working Group

InCommon Working Groups