BoF: Federated Identity Management for Researchers – 20th May 2014

Meeting Information

One of the visions of the European Commission for the Horizon 2020 funding period is that all researchers should be able to access their required IT Compute and Data services via the use of a single electronic identity. Much work has already been done in FIM4R, Geant, eduGAIN, REFEDs, TERENA, EGI, IGTF and elsewhere over many years, and many of the technologies already exist. To take this forward to a workable implementation requires an agreement on what technical solutions should be used, particularly in the area of attribute aggregation, and work on policies, procedures and trust to build a scalable, manageable, trustworthy, operational access control system.

This BoF will allow discussion on current work and future plans to facilitate federated identity management and access control for researchers in Europe and beyond. The session will also discuss current plans for the Horizon 2020 calls as well as longer term aims.

This BoF forms part of the TNC2014 programme.


Welcome, Introduction to Speakers, Aims of BoF.

  • A. There has been good collaboration between Research Communities and Federations.
  • B. Good progress being made – Requirements set by FIM4R, Joint Pilot projects being done, work being done in REFEDS/Geant/eduGAIN.
  • C. A response to the Horizon 2020 AAI call is being worked on.


  • D. Share information on recent work and future wishes/plans.
  • E. Where are we with the H2020 AAI project?
  • F. Encourage ongoing discussions between Researches and Federations.
  • G. No full presentations – this has been done before TNC & REFEDS & FIM4R.


User Communities:

Federations and Providers:

Other input: