[Openid-specs-ab] Spec call notes 11-Jul-16

Mike Jones Michael.Jones at microsoft.com
Mon Jul 11 22:26:29 UTC 2016

Spec call notes 11-Jul-16

Roland Hedberg
John Bradley
Mike Jones
Nat Sakimura
Phil Hunt
Prateek Mishra
Brian Campbell
Edmund Jay

                Adoption of Roland Hedberg's federation specification
                Next Call

Adoption of Roland Hedberg's federation specification
                Roland got a lot of questions from people running federations about using OpenID Connect instead of SAML
                The lynchpin of the work is defining a way of having trust in the federation information
                Roland wrote up a way to enable federation with OpenID Connect while enabling trust in the federation metadata
                                Roland updated the draft based on preliminary feedback from people
                                Two weeks ago Roland presented the work during a federation conference in Prague including GEANT members and others
                Organizations can create new endpoints without having to go back to the federation operator
                                Important in a world with thousands or more relying parties
                At the same time, some federation operators want control over what organizations can and can't do
                Different federations can have different business rules
                                InCommon requires payment to participate
                                Some federations don't
                This feedback is causing Roland to rethink some aspects of the draft now

                There is lots of interest in creating OpenID Connect federations in the higher education world
                Roland really wants there to be one standard for this
                The OpenID Foundation is the obvious choice of where to do this work

                Mike moved that we adopt this, subject to the working group having a week to review the adoption decision
                Phil volunteered to review the draft in the next week
                Adoption means that the working group has decided to do work in this area, with this as a starting point
                Hearing no objections, Mike will send a note to the working group asking for them to review the adoption decision

Next Call
                Our next schedule meeting is Monday July 25 at 3pm Pacific
                We tentatively cancelled the meeting on Thursday the 21st due to IETF
                See the calendar at http://openid.net/wg/connect/ to see the call times in your local time
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