eduGAIN Steering Group Meeting

22th March 12:00 UTC: In your time zone


11:45 UTC

Arrival & "Can you hear me now?"

12:00 UTC

Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Agreement

Terry Smith, AAF, Chair
12:10 UTC

Membership Updates and Joining

Casper Dreef, Secretariat
12:30 UTC

Team Updates

  • Operations Team
  • Support Team
  • F-Ticks
  • Business development
Davide Vaghetti, IDEM, Service owner
12:50 UTC

Team updates: Security team

  • Regular updates
  • Working Group updates
Security Team
13:00 UTC

Working Groups update


13:10 UTCAny other business
13:25 UTC

Future SG meetings, Summary and Actions

13:30 UTC

Meeting Close

Connection Details


Federations in Attendance (xx)

  1. PIONIER.Id (Poland)
  2. (Czech Republic)
  3. AAF (Australia)
  4. SWITCHaai (Switzerland)
  5. SAFIRE (South-Africa)
  6. (Hungary)
  7. SIR (Spain)
  8. HAKA (Finland)
  9. GakuNin (Japan)
  10. IDEM (Italy)
  11. safeID (Slovakia)
  12. UK Fedeation (United Kingdom)
  13. CAF (Canada)
  14. CAFé (Brasil)
  15. SWAMID (Sweden)
  16. RicerkaNet IF (Malta)
  17. Fédération Éducation-Recherche (France)

Attendees (xx)

  1. Tomasz Wolniewicz (PIONIER.Id)
  2. Casper Dreef (GÉANT)
  3. Jan Oppozer (
  4. Terry Smith (AAF)
  5. Thomas Lenggenhager (SWITCHaai)
  6. Donal Coetzee (SAFIRE)
  7. Janos Mohacsi (
  8. Jose Manuel Macias (SIR)
  9. Guy Halse (SAFIRE)
  10. Jukka Karkkainen (HAKA)
  11. Eisaku Sakane (GakuNin)
  12. Davide Vaghetti (IDEM)
  13. Martin Stanislav (safeID)
  14. Nicole Harris (GÉANT)
  15. Maja Gorecka-Wolniewicz (PIONIER.Id)
  16. Alex Stuart (UK Federation)
  17. Chris Phillips (CAF)
  18. Jean Carlo Faustino (CAFé)
  19. Pal Axelsson (SWAMID)
  20. Daniel Muscat (RicerkaNet IF)
  21. Rui Ribeiro (CAFé)
  22. Anass Chabli (FER)

Apologies (xx)

  1. Wolfgang Pempe (DFN)
  2. Peter (ACOnet)


Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Agreement

Minutes of the previous meeting - eduGAIN SG - December 2021

Open actions

Membership Updates and Joining


  • Nigerian Identity Federation, Nigeria

Vote open:

  • FIEL, RedClara
  • ThaiREN Identity Federation, Thailand

Under review:

  • iAMRES, Serbia
  •, African catch-all federation
  • AzScienceNet, Azerbaijan 
  • RaFiKi, Kenia

Updated eduGAIN Candidate Process

Suspended Members:

  • MATE, Argentina
  • CAFMoz, Mozambique

Impact of the war in Ukraine on eduGAIN membership

Russia only suspended from LHCONE at the moment. Belarus is no longer able to collaborate on EAP.
As things develop our position can change. If anything changes, the Secretariat will inform the eSG.

Recommend to extent the validity period. Longer validity increases resilliance.

Team Updates

Operation team:
Key generation earlier this month. Documentation was distributed and can be found on the Wiki. New infrastructure has been created. The new feed has come official as of today (22March 2022). The old feed is still available until 30 June 23:59UTC.
Inform the membership that the links will expire together with the old feed.

Support team:

No significant updates.

Working to get it into production. The production instance has been launched. Newly added: F-ticks aggregation and eduTEAMS platform. Aim to deploy the service beginning of April


Setting up a number of infoshares and webinars to present some of the eduGAIN check-in services. Goal is to (re)acquaint the membership with the services. More information will be shared on the discuss and SG mailing lists.


Internal requirement of 10 participants is not met yet. Reconsider the resources to run the F-Ticks operations. Currently 7 participants.

Security team:

Staff changes. New members from DFN CERT. Investigating if the team could help with checking the current software used to run the infrastructure.

No recommondations on entities from Ukraine and Russia.

eduGAIN Working Groups: Futures

Early draft of recommedations:

Anyone is invited to comment on the draft document.

Any other business

Okta. This breach could affect a large number of entities in eduGAIN. Not much information available at the moment.
Davide will raise this topic to the eduGAIN Security Team meeting.

Future SG Meetings, Summary and Actions

Future SG meetings 2022:

#1 - 22th March 12:00 UTC

#2 - 24th May 7:00 UTC

#3 - Extraordinary meeting TNC22

  • Time/date TBD

#4 - 13th September 16:30 UTC

#5 - 14th December 12:00 UTC

  • No labels