eduGAIN Steering Group Meeting

Tuesday 8th May 2017, 12:00 - 13:00 PDT (in your timezone)

Please Note that the above time is CONFIRMED.

11:45 PDT
20:45 CEST

Arrival & "Can you hear me now?" (see Connection Details)

12:00 PDT
21:00 CEST

Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Agreement

12:15 PDT
21:15 CEST

Membership Updates and Joining
    • Pipeline and process for new members.
12:30 PDT
21:30 CEST

Revision of the eduGAIN Policy Framework

12:45 SGT
21:45 CEST

eduGAIN and GDPR

12:50 PDT
21:50 CEST

Future SG Meetings

12:55 PDT
21:55 CEST

Summary, Actions and Close (or we're running over time).

13:00 PDT
22:00 CEST

Meeting Close.

Connection Details


Federations in Attendance (19)

  1. InCommon
  2. eduID Luxembourg
  3. ACOnet AAI
  5. TAAT
  6. CAFe
  8. Belnet
  9. UK Federation
  10. PIONIER.Id
  11. LEAF
  12. CAF
  13. COFRe
  14. GakuNin
  15. SWAMID
  16. IIF
  17. AAI@EduHR
  19. SGAF
  20. *SafeID
  21. *OMREN Federation
  22. *CAF-Moz
  23. *iAMRES

*Not a member.

Attendees (37)

  1. Brook Schofield, GÉANT
  2. Casper Dreef, GÉANT
  3. Nicole Harris, GÉANT
  4. Nick Roy, InCommon
  5. Stefan Winter, RESTENA
  6. Peter Schober, ACOnet

  7. Zenon Mousmoulas, GRNET

  8. Sten Aus, TAAT

  9. Jean Carlo Faustino, CAFe

  10. Guy Halse, SAFIRE

  11. Pascal Panneels, Belnet

  12. Peter Kopac, SafeID

  13. Rhys Smith, UKf

  14. Tomasz Wolniewicz, PIONIER.Id

  15. Valentin Pocotilenco, LEAF

  16. Donald Coetzee, SAFIRE

  17. Chris Phillips, CANARIE

  18. Alex Galhano Robertson, RNP

  19. Alejandro Lara, COFRe

  20. Laura Paglione, ORCID
  21. Motonori Nakamura, GakuNin
  22. Pål Axelsson, SWAMID
  23. Tom Barton, I2
  24. Zivan Yoash, IUCC
  25. Miroslav Milinovic, SRCE
  26. Nick Roy, InCommon
  27. Mussallam Al-Farsi, OMREN Federation
  28. Omo Oaiya, WACREN
  29. Lourino Chemane, MoREnet/CAF-Moz
  30. Leif Johannson, SWAMID
  31. Valter Nordh, SWAMID
  32. Ann West, InCommon/Internet2
  33. John Krienke, Internet2
  34. German Dario, RENATA
  35. Marina Adomit, AMRES
  36. Afrodite Sevasti, GRNET
  37. John Kan, SGAF

Apologies (8)

  1. Terry Smith, AAF
  2. Wolfgang Pempe, DFN-AAI
  3. Roberto Barbera, GriDP
  4. Jaime Pérez, Feide
  5. Mads Freek, WAYF
  6. Georgi Tsochev, BIF
  7. Esmeralda Pires, FCCN
  8. Davide Vaghetti, IDEM
  9. Sat Mandri, REANNZ Tuakiri
  10. Simon Green, SGAF


Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Agreement

The Chair welcomed everyone to the 3rd meeting of 2018.

Membership Updates and Joining

For details on new members and candidates see and work on progressing new members is underway.

The membership joining process wasn't regarded as a bottleneck with many of the blocking operations being due to candidate federations not responding/revising their documnetation. The involvement of the -discuss mailing list was seen as a positive. While the selected number of federation members are asked to participate in sequence there always seemed to be a small subset of the membership that respond. A point was raised that some federations don't participate and believe that the other members will provide input - but this isn't a sustainable situation if everyone takes this view. The technical validation and the new SAML profile will provide a higher bar and many believe this is more important.

Revision of the eduGAIN Policy Framework

The revised SAML profile is now live and effective for new participants to eduGAIN. A timeline for its implementation for existing candidates was discussed but no timeline was confirmed as the impact on membership hasn't been determined. This will be reviewed in coming meetings. A new validator is available for federations to self assess.

eduGAIN and GDPR

The GDPR session earlier in the day at the Internet2 Global Summit was well attended and should be used as a reference for those looking at the impact of GDPR. There weren't any additional issues raised at this meeting.

Future meetings

The next meeting will take place on 19th June 2018 at 12:00 - 13:30 UTC.

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  1. We couldn't get a meeting time at TNC?