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Lukas announced that SWITCH would be updating their MRPS (which is possibly the 1st first MRPS in existanceexistence) in line with the template. Nicole clarified that this will be assessing MRPS against the template for similarity and coverage of required areas. It does NOT require federations to rewrite their MRPS against the template. Suggestions will be made to federations on areas to improve or if a rewrite would be recommended. Chris asked for the most recent version of the MRPS template to be linked and Nicole added this to the eduGAIN Compliance Issues page.

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43 federations are now compliant, and 6 federations became compliant in September 2018. There is some ongoing work by InCommon to support the new profile. Nick announced that a vote at the InCommon TAC meeting this week was to only export entities with a technical contact. This will vastly increase the support toward the new profile.

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In GN4-3 the entire Trust and Identity Work Package (officially called WP5) is being led by Licia Florio, GÉANT and Marina Adomite, AMRES. There are four (4) tasks within this work package:

  • Task 1: Over arching Overarching task that covers the 4 specific services
    • eduGAIN (Davide Vaghetti, GARR)
    • eduroam (Miroslav Milinovic, Srce)
    • eduTEAMS (Christos, GÉANT)
    • InAcademia (Justin Knight, Jisc)
  • Task 2: Incubator (Niels van Dijk)
  • Task 3: Trust & Identity Operations (Nicole Harris, GÉANT)
  • Task 4: Research Communities (Maarten Kremers, SURFnet)

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The project is 4 years to start on 1 January 2019 and succeeding the 3-year project GN4-2 and GN4-1 before it than only lasted 1 year.

The Chair also mention the NGI: Trust project which is part of the Next Generation Internet initiative of the EC. GÉANT will participate in NGI: Trust to provide an open call (expected call date to be 1 February 2019) to support ideas that don't fit into the Technical Readiness Levels of the GN4-3 project and can be more experimental in nature. This will be complemented by projects supported by NLnet Foundation and a call also aimed at Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT, aka Blockchain).

Any other Business

Round Table

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Nick (InCommon) working on the baseline expectations programme and it will require members to have minimum usability requirements by 14 December otherwise they will be excluded from the federation. Adoption quickly rose from 25% to 50% but has leveled levelled out. More work required to accelerate this again. Two new hires. MDQ service built on AWS Lamba to make per entity metadata available. Will be migrating people to new metadata endpoint.

José Manuel (SIR) the federation still exists which has 2 people. Migrating to SIR2 federation. Will be stopping PAPI as a protocol. MRPS will need to be updated. entityIds entityIDs will be kept, but end-points will change at some moment. Will be using Jagger for metadata management and promoting entity categories and developing local categories. SIRTFI. MDQ. IdPaaS Proof of Concept being developed. Connected to Spanish eIDAS node. Was previously offering STORK.

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Halil + Zenon (GRNET) Halil has recently joined the Trust & Identity team. Production MDQ service. Depricating Deprecating the legacy entity grouping mechanism that they provided their membership and use of entity categories. Moving to "opt-in" vs "opt-out". Metadata size is too large, and people don't want to load large dataset and want a production MDQ service.

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Chris asked that since OpenID Connect wasn't touched on during the call and that there is a way to promote OIDC via membership of the Open ID Foundation. Davide said that the mailing list and group will be setup shortly and people should move there for focus on this. Chris stated that there is the OIDCre group within REFEDS is a useful initial group. The community and interlectual interllectual property rules are different in this space. Davide said that Open ID Foundation isn't significantly different than OASIS.

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