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These are the final top level areas for the 2015 workplan. 

REF15-1: REFEDS Coordination and Management

Lead: Licia Florio / Nicole Harris

Aims:

  • To progress REFEDS position as an important player within the access and identity management space internationally.  
  • To build on established relationships with GÉANT project, ISOC and Kantara. 
WORKITEMSDESCRIPTIONCOMMENTASSIGNED TOSTART DATEEND DATESTATUS                    
REF15-1AREFEDS BOFS at appropriate meetings throughout the year.

First BoF held at APAN. 

Second BoF to be held as Townhall meeting with EWTI in Vienna.

Nicole Harris / Licia Florio01/201512/2015IN PROGRESS
REF15-1B

Replace refeds.org website.

New framework proposed to SC, ready for implementation work.

Nicole Harris / Licia Florio03/201506/2015COMPLETE
REF15-1CMaintain and develop the REFEDS blog.

Ongoing. 

Nicole Harris / Licia Florio02/201512/2015IN PROGRESS
REF15-1DREFEDS annual meetings.TNC15 (REFEDS birthday) and I2 TechX.Nicole Harris / Licia Florio02/201512/2015COMPLETE
REF15-1EImplement 2015 REFEDS Survey.Survey distributed - collating responses.Nicole Harris / Licia Florio02/210503/2015COMPLETE
REF15-1FManage REFEDS contracts with third parties.

1 x contract with Ian Young. (done)
2 x contract with Heather Flanagan. (done)
1 x contract with Yaco.

Nicole Harris / Licia Florio01/201503/2015COMPLETE

REF15-2: Federation Operator Best Practice

Lead: Nicole Harris

Aims:

  • To complete work on metadata registration, publication and federation key management documentation and to feed in for dissemination and use within the GÉANT project (GN4) harmonisation task.  
  • To maintain and monitor use of existing entity categories.
  • To shepherd proposals for 2-3 new entity categories (library / affiliation and academic) through to conclusion.
  • To carry out a lightweight review of contacts in metadata. 
  • To liaise and work with projects focusing on assurance profiles
WORKITEMSDESCRIPTIONCOMMENTASSIGNED TOSTART DATEEND DATESTATUS                    
REF15-2ADocumentation for 3 federation operator practice statements.MRPS work underway - needs summary and pushing back out. Nicole Harris01/201512/2015IN PROGRESS
REF15-2B

Report on uptake of R&S and Hide from Discovery Entity Categories.

Figures now being collated. Nicole Harris10/201512/2015IN PROGRESS
REF15-2CDevelop supporting material for Entity Categories focused on risk assessment.

Initial guidelines on release implemented on wiki.  Looking at a small leaflet to support promotional work.

Nicole Harris04/201506/2015COMPLETE
REF15-2DConsultations for new Entity Categories. Academia consultation completed.  Affiliation to be discussed. Nicole Harris04/201509/2015IN PROGRESS
REF15-2EComplete survey / review on how contacts in metadata are being used / implemented.Work now included in SIRTFI work planning.Nicole Harris07/210508/2015COMPLETE

REF15-3: Virtual Organisations and Groups

Lead: Licia Florio

Aims:

  • To provide supporting material for organisations carrying out a needs assessment for VO / group management usage. 
  • To support the standardisation of namespace usage by VOs / attribute authorities. 
WORKITEMSDESCRIPTIONCOMMENTASSIGNED TOSTART DATEEND DATESTATUS                    
REF15-3AUpdate of VO / group management needs assessment documents.Available on the REFEDS wiki.Heather Flanagan04/201512/2015COMPLETE
REF15-3B

VO / Groups Problem Statement Document

Overview presented at Cleveland meeting, paper to be prepared.

Heather Flanagan04/201512/2015IN PROGRESS
REF15-3CValue Proposition of federations for VOs document.

Draft available on REFEDS wiki. Seeking further commentary.

Heather Flanagan04/201512/2015IN PROGRESS
REF15-3D3 x conference call to discuss namespace requirements.Work postponed until 2016.Licia Florio04/201512/2015NOT STARTED
REF15-3EDraft proposal on standardising namespace for groups. Work postponed until 2016.Licia Florio04/210512/2015NOT STARTED

REF15-4: REFEDS Services and Monitoring.

Lead: Licia Florio

Aims:

  • To provide support for existing REFEDS pilots as well as for the new ones
  • To define a lightweight process for federation operators to work together on incident response management
WORKITEMSDESCRIPTIONCOMMENTASSIGNED TOSTART DATEEND DATESTATUS                    
REF15-4AREEP Operations.New contract with Emergya delivered, LF working to evaluate deliverables to date and make proposals moving forward.Licia Florio01/201512/2015IN PROGRESS
REF15-4B

Operational version of MET.

GARR working on final service version, inc updates to MET code and hosting.  Need ot put small SLA in place with GARR for availability.

Nicole Harris02/201506/2015COMPLETE
REF15-4CLiaison work with Fed Lab.

Cross GN4-AARC-REFEDS-KANTARA Work area kicked off. 

Funding proposal to REFEDS received. 

Nicole Harris04/201512/2015IN PROGRESS
REF15-4DIncident Response Framework.

Initial charter and workplan for SIRTFI circulated with stakeholders. 

NH preparing consultation.

Licia Florio / Nicole Harris04/201512/2015IN PROGRESS

REF15-5: Standards and Harmonisation

Lead: Nicole Harris

Aims:

  • To provide support for the development of standards and specifications under the REFEDS banner.
  • To pilot specification work to support implementation requirements.
  • To put in place structures to ensure specification and schema sustainability. 
WORKITEMSDESCRIPTIONCOMMENTASSIGNED TOSTART DATEEND DATESTATUS                    
REF15-5A

Federation at scale: work to pilot the Metadata Query Protocol within multiple federations and report on readiness to manage more complex metadata management.

New contract in place with Ian.Ian Young02/201512/2015IN PROGRESS
REF15-5B

Federation at scale: review of further work needed to support large-scale metadata management, including discovery.

To do.

Nicole Harris02/201506/2015NOT STARTED
REF15-5C

SAML Entity Categories: finalising RFC for core documentation.

New contract in place with Ian.  New version of the document ready to be released before end 2015.

Ian Young04/201512/2015IN PROGRESS
REF15-5DSCHAC development and sustainability.All work on updating SCHAC documentation now complete.  Not enough work to consider adding a further contract in place.Heather Flanagan01/201506/2015COMPLETE

REF14-6: Specialist Working Groups

Lead: According to WG Chair

Aim:

  • To provide infrastructure and support for evolving ideas and areas in the REFEDS community. 
WORKITEMSDESCRIPTIONCOMMENTASSIGNED TOSTART DATEEND DATESTATUS                    
REF15-6A

FOG: Federation Operators Group

Ongoing operation as usual.Peter Schober01/201512/2015IN PROGRESS
REF15-6B

MARI: Manging Attribute Release in Interfederation use cases

On hold pending further discussions.  Recommendation not to continue with this group.

Ken Klingenstein01/201512/2015NOT STARTED
REF15-6C

OIDC(re): OpenID Connect for Research and Education

Not started yet.  Roland H working on workplans. 

Roland Hedberg04/201512/2015NOT STARTED
REF15-6DSIRTFIWork developing well, continuing to support.Nicole Harris04/201512/2015IN PROGRESS
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