eduGAIN Steering Group Meeting

14th September 2021 16:30 UTC / 18:30 Amsterdam: In your time zone


16:15 UTC

Arrival & "Can you hear me now?" (see  eduGAIN SG - 2021 September#Connection Details)

16:30 UTC

Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Agreement

Terry Smith, AAF, Chair
16:40 UTC

Membership Updates and Joining

In the pipeline:

  • FIEL, RedClara
  • YAMI, Costa Rica
  • Nigerian Identity Federation, Nigeria
  • ThaiREN Identity Federation, Thailand

Suspended Members:

  • MATE, Argentina
  • CAFMoz, Mozambique
Casper Dreef, Secretariat
16:50 UTC

Team Updates

  • Operations Team
  • Support Team
  • F-Ticks
  • Business development
Davide Vaghetti, IDEM, Service owner
17:10 UTC

Team updates: Security team

  • Regular updates
  • Working Group updates
Security Team
17:15 UTC

Working Groups update


17:20 UTCAny other business
17:40 UTC

Future SG meetings, Summary and Actions

17:45 UTC

Meeting Close

Connection Details


Federations in Attendance (14)

  1. DFN-AAI (Germany)
  2. (Czech Republic)
  3. COFRe (Chile)
  4. GakuNin (Japan)
  5. GRNET (Greece)
  6. UKfederation (UK)
  7. InCommon (USA)
  8. SAFIRE (South-Africa)
  9. CAF (Canada)
  10. SWAMID (Sweden)
  11. CAFe (Brazil)
  12. MINGA (Ecuador)
  13. PIONEER.Id (Poland)
  14. SWITCHaai (Switzerland)

Attendees (17)

  1. Wolfgang Pempe, DFN-AAI
  2. Jan Oppolzer,
  3. Alejandro Lara, COFRe
  4. Eisaku Sakane, GakuNin
  5. Halil Adem, GRNET
  6. Alex Stuart, UK federation
  7. Albert Wu, InCommon
  8. Guy Halse, SAFIRE
  9. Chris Phillips, CAF
  10. Pål Axelsson, SWAMID
  11. Casper Dreef, GÉANT
  12. Nicole Harris, GÉANT
  13. Jean Carlo Faustino, CAFe
  14. Donald Coetzee, SAFIRE
  15. Claudio Chacon, MINGA
  16. Tomasz Wolniewicz, PIONEER.Id
  17. Thomas Baerecke, SWITCHaai

Apologies (xx)

  1. Terry Smith, AAF


Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Agreement

Terry sent his appologies. Casper opened the meeting. The minutes of the June meeting were approved.

Open actions - All actions remain open.

No AOB was raised.

Membership Updates and Joining

At the moment there are 4 candidates. Over the summer the Secretariat worked with the RedCLARA federation FIEL on their policies and documents. They are currently processing the feedback received. RedCLARA is helping to set up and support several federations in the region. The FIEL federation will act as a federation for territiories without an NREN.
Also Nigeria /, Thailand /ThaiREN IF and Costa Rica / RedConare applied for candidacy.

Argentina / MATE is still suspended.
Mozambique / CAFmoz has been working with Terry on fixing the problems.

Team Updates

Operation team:
The main switch of the network caused a 90 minutes outage at PSNC. It is not supposed to be a SPOF, though it failed anyway. PSNC is designing a replication process for MDS. The Operations team will inform the SG on how to implement a distributed service for MDS.
Also the OT has been experimenting with the HSM signing of the eduGAIN feed. The HSM is provided by SUNET.
Finally, the attribute release services will be updated soon. More concrete information will be provided in the next eSG meeting.

Support team:
Low ticket numbers over summer.
We see an increase of actual end users raising tickets. This might have something to do with the Erasmus+ project.

No updates from the F-ticks team.

Business development:

Business development was covered in the Secretariat update.

Team updates Security team:

Nicole provided an update. The has been working on a draft ToR for the eduGAIN CSIRT and a draft for the RFC-2350. This is a standard document which describes how the CSIRT will operate.
The are ready for evaluation on the wiki:
Paperwork: TermsOfReference (TOR)
Paperwork - RFC-2350

eduGAIN Working Groups: Futures

A draft charter (eduGAIN Futures Working Group Charter) is now available. Meeting planning will start soon.

Any other business

Chris Phillips asked if someone could share pointers to REFEDS MFA for SimpleSAMLphp.

Future SG Meetings, Summary and Actions

Future SG meetings 2021:

23 March 12:00 UTC
15 June 07:00 UTC
14 September 16:30 UTC
14 December 12:00 UTC

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