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Activity Results


The activity as defined in this project description was redesigned to reflect fundamental changes to the initial goals and requirements.

The initial idea was to deliver a fully fledged IdP as a Service solution to organisations by creating a platform hosted by either GÉANT or NRENS. During the course of this activity it turned out that this does not match the demand of the R&E community. Although there is a potential market for an IdP as a Service offering, especially for small and medium sized institutions, this solution should be very lightweight in a way that is is really easy to use, deploy and support basic functionality only. There is also no real demand for a GÉANT hosted service or supported product, because the time to market is considered a critical aspect by the community. There is also a high interest in combining locally hosted software with commercial and NREN offerings, which requires a highly modular software design.

Considering the reasons stated above, it was decided that a major change of the activities direction is required to match the community needs, which is documented in the IdP as a Service RfC. Therefore, the activity described will be changed and the effort to create a IdP as a Service solution will be continued under the new name IdP as a Service Software Solution with a different mission statement.

Please provide pointers to completed and intermediary results of this activity






February 6, 2019

Kickoff meeting

 Michael SchmidtIdP service kick off.pdf
 March 29, 2019 Minutes Alan Lewis
 April 04 2019 Minutes Alan Lewis