The 38th REFEDS meeting was held on Sunday 10th June 2018 as part of TNC18 at the Scandic Lerkendal Hotel Trondheim in room Mesanin 1.  Join the discussion on the #refeds channel on Slack.  Sign up at:

Time Activity Speakers Description
09:00 – 09:15 Arrival, find your seats, get connected.
09:15 – 09:45 REFEDS Update  Nicole Harris  An update on activities within REFEDS since we last met.  Topics will include:

  • REFEDS Consultations.
  • Use of Github and REFEDS DOIs.
  • Updates to MET / Service Catalogue.
  • Working Groups overview (see lightning talks for specific activities).
  • Support for BACKFIRE (see below for more information).
  • Support for MACEDir.
  • Have you seen our blogs?
09:45 – 10:15  eduGAIN Update  / CoCo Update Tomasz Wolniewicz  / Brook Schofield / Mikael Linden This update will give attendees information on the new eduGAIN websites and API features, an update from the eduGAIN Steering Group and an update on the GÉANT Code of Conduct version 2.
10.15 – 10.30 RA21 Update Heather Flanagan A brief update on the RA21 Project and its discovery work.
10:30 – 11:00 BREAK
 11:00  12:30 Panel Session: Looking Forward 10 Years  Nick Roy et al This panel will consider how our work today will be considered when we look back on it in 10 years time.
 12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 15:00  Lightning Talks  Various
15:00 – 15:20 BACKFIRE Project Update Brook Schofield Brook will give an update on the “BACKFIRE” project and a call for mentors for developing federations in the APAN region.
15:20 – 15:50 BREAK
 15:50 – 16:10  Attribute Aggregation  Thijs Kinkhorst

Service Providers often need information about a user that the Identity Providers do not supply, like virtual organisation memberships. Thijs will discuss a way to implement Attribute Aggregation to enrich the user’s identity with this information, in a central component that makes it available to service providers via standard attributes.

 16:10 – 16:30 WAYF Hybrid Go Architecture Mads Freek Petersen WAYF’s new platform implements a hybrid between the current ‘hub&spoke’ federation architecture (where services and institutions only ‘see’ each other through WAYF’s hub) and the peer2peer, or ‘mesh’, architecture (where services and institutions ‘see’ each other directly). This will make it far easier for services connected to WAYF to receive logins from foreign institutions in eduGAIN – while retaining the many advantages to having a central hub in the federation, e.g. the technically simple connection, and the ability to translate between different federation protocols.
16:30 – 17:00 Shibboleth Consortium Update Manne Miettinen and Ian Young Manne is a member of the Shibboleth Consortium Board and will give an update on developments from the project and consortium perspective.

Ian will give an update on the technical developments within the Shibboleth project.