[Fim4l] World is not covered with NREN's and good AAI
peter.gietz at daasi.de
Wed Nov 25 16:56:34 CET 2020
Hi all, hi Peter (s.)
may be offerings like FedaaS will not reach those developing countries.
An alternative that I see here is EduIDaaS, based on a central IdM
system, managed in a decentralised way and an IdP that is able to mimik
any number of virtual IdPs for each participating institutions, similar
to what SWITCH is doing with theit eduID service.
Such an approach is IMO cheaper than managing a meshed federation.
Just my 2 cent.
Am 18.11.2020 um 16:12 schrieb Peter Schober:
> * Romy Beard <romy.beard at eifl.net> [2020-11-18 15:32]:
>> the two 'sides' (Nren's and library consortia/librarians) don't
>> always speak the same 'language'
> That's not unusual, of course, as that'll happen everytime we cross
> our increasingly specialised sectors.
>> One of the issues, as Irakli from the Georgian consortium (who
>> joined the call this morning) explained is that they need help with
>> the technical implementation (setting up a database for identity
>> management, as well as saml configuration to allow connection with
>> Edugain/the national Nren). It seems that the local Nrens have so
>> far not been able to help with this.
> FWIW, several years ago GÉANT established a service called "Federation
> as a service" that provides eligible parties (and there's the rub)
> with a fully functional and secure technical infrastructure to run
> their own federation on. (Management happens using only a web browser
> connecting to the provided web interface.)
> While not every region/country in the world may be able to make use of
> that offering it does exist and works fine.
> With the exception of the Hardware Security Module that's a part of
> the GÉANT service (for secure signing of federation metadata) it's
> also comprised solely of Free/Libre/OpenSource software and as such
> could be deployed locally. (For those not able to use the central
> GÉANT service.) That still requires some technical knowhow, of course.
> There have been other outreach activities as well,
> e.g. https://learn.nsrc.org/fedidm
> REFEDS has also reached out to e.g. the APAN region several times over
> the years, cf. https://refeds.org/a/1367 or https://refeds.org/a/1877
> or https://refeds.org/a/1888 (the REFEDS blog may have more).
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