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16 June 2014 at 3:58pm
At the recent Working Group meeting I presented this diagram, which I've been using to get my head around the various components of an e-infrastructure and how they fit together. It's very much a work in progress: the typefaces show areas I'm reasonably confident of (in Roman) versus those (in Italic) where the implementation, and in some cases even the best combination of functions, are less clear to me. I'm still refining the diagram so comments and suggestions are welcome.
20 March 2014 at 10:03pm
Some thoughts on the e-Infrastructure requirements for supporting VirtualOrganisations.  A Virtual Organisation (VO) is one that intersects with multiple realorganisation.  It is comprised of users from multiple homeinstitutions. Many of which may be entirely unaware of the existenceof the VO at all.  This means that the Virtual Organisation needs tobe self-organising and must be provided with the tools to manage itsown membership.
18 March 2014 at 11:36am
During January and February 2014, we’ve met with a number of different e-infrastructures. Based on those meetings I’ve summarised what appears to be a common user journey in the headings below; at each stage I’ve noted where it seems to me that there may be common features that the Working Group might consider for further study. These ideas were presented at the e-Infrastructure Project Directors' Group and at our March 2014 Working Group meeting: slides are attached.
11 March 2014 at 2:03pm
I've had several conversations this week that related to what's commonly referred to as "level of assurance": how confident we can be that an account or other information about an on-line user actually relates to the person currently sitting at the keyboard. Governments may be concerned with multiple forms of documentary proof but I suspect that for most common uses in the education sector that may be over-complicating things.
28 February 2014 at 9:02am
In discussions with e-Infrastructures we’ve spoken quite a bit about federated authentication, so I thought it was worth a quick summary of the federated authentication schemes already available on Janet. And, in particular, what the policies of those federations already offer to Service Providers by way of guarantees.
Table of contents Discussion places Technologies (Potential) Identity Providers Standards bodies & Regulators Projects, services & initiatives with federated Id requirements
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