by Andrew Petro
This session will summarize the achievements in the latest available Central Authentication Service server product and client library releases and available plugins and enhancements in the community around CAS, reviewing good practices for upgrading or adopting CAS for the first time. The purpose of this session is to inform conference participants about the latest news and software in CAS. Attendees will take away an appreciation for the latest progress and how they might locally realize it and benefit by it.
by Benjamin Oshrin and Bill Thompson
OpenRegistry is an identity registry developed for the higher education community. In an identity management system, the identity registry is designed to create a single, canonical record for each individual associated with the institution.
This session will provide an overview of the OpenRegistry architecture and design, as well as an update on the development roadmap. OpenRegistry is currently in production at Rutgers, and is a joint project with other schools (such as Simon Fraser, UC Berkeley, and UC San Francisco) contributing to its development.
CIFER (Community Identity Framework for Education and Research) is an ambitious initiative sponsored by Kuali and Internet2 to create and promote a comprehensive, community-based approach to identity and access management (IAM) in higher education. This session provides an overview of CIFER to date. Work has been proceeding in parallel tracks with teams made up of technical and functional experts drawn from Kuali, Internet2 and higher education institutions across North America. Work in progress will be featured from the Identity Registries Team, the Provisioning and Integration Team and the Authentication and Credential Management Team. The presentation will highlight the ways in which CIFER is focused on solutions to real-world campus problems of IAM integration including the challenging tasks of authentication, authorization, provisioning and de-provisioning for cloud services.
Columbia University is pleased to announce the release of the Shopping Period tool for the Sakai CLE. This tool is an extension of the Delegated Access tool and allows schools, departments and instructors to open course content to the public and/or authenticated users during a specific time period for the purpose of registration. Individuals, courses and tools within each course can be made available. Like in the Delegated Access tool, institutions can choose what role (permissions) students shopping for course content will inherit.
The Shopping Period tool was conceived of and designed by Columbia University and was developed by The Longsight Group under contract. Bryan Holladay of Longsight is the lead developer.
The tool was first launched in Jan 2011 as a pilot and production launched in September 2011. During the fall-2011 term, course content of over 2300 courses was made available to students during the registration period.
by Benjamin Oshrin
Virtual Organizations (VOs) consists of participants from multiple real organizations, such as universities. Collaborators come together for a period of time and a specific purpose, often (but not exclusively) to perform research, leveraging tools such as wikis, mailing lists, and calendars. VOs have identity management requirements varying from fairly simple to wildly complex, usually leveraging federated or social identity.
COmanage provides a tool for the identity management needs of VOs. This session will introduce COmanage and its capabilities, including how onboarding of new collaborators can be standardized and simplified, and how COmanage can be the core of a Collaboration Management Platform.
2nd–7th June 2013