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This is a roadmap for operationalizing eduGAIN participation in the InCommon Federation.

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A Global Metadata Aggregator that imports eduGAIN metadata as outlined in this document has been developed and deployed by InCommon Operations. Using this new infrastructure, a snapshot of InCommon metadata was taken on February 15, 2016.

Milestones

Phase 0 [DONEIntroduce the MD-RPI schema

Introduce the MD-RPI schema into production metadata.

  • Introduce the <mdrpi:RegistrationInfo> element into production metadata
  • Introduce the registered-by-incommon entity attribute into production metadata
  • Introduce the <mdrpi:PublicationInfo> element into production metadata
    • Align with the <mdrpi:PublicationInfo> element in the export aggregate

For more info: Registered By InCommon Category

Phase 1 [DONE] Deploy user interfaces in the FM

Deploy user interfaces in the Federation Manager. Perform the following operations:

  1. Deploy an updated user interface for requested attributes in the Federation Manager
    1. Deprecate SAML1-format <md:RequestedAttribute> elements in SP metadata
    2. Support the isRequired XML attribute in SP metadata
  2. Deploy a user interface for IdPs in the Federation Manager
    1. Give Site Administrators the ability to self-assert membership in the Hide From Discovery Category
  3. Deploy initial user interfaces for IdPs and SPs in the Federation Manager
    1. Give Site Administrators the ability to opt out of default export of IdP metadata
    2. Give Site Administrators the ability to explicitly opt into the export of SP metadata

For more info: FM Change Log

Phase 2 [DONEImport eduGAIN metadata into the preview aggregate

Import eduGAIN metadata into the preview aggregate. Perform the following operation:

  1. Import global metadata into the preview aggregate
    1. Advise deployers to point their pre-production systems at the preview aggregate

Post-Phase 2 Metrics

Upon completion of Phase 2 (on January 15, 2016), the InCommon preview aggregate was over 32MB in size, with 1934 IdPs and 3635 SPs.

Phase 3 [DONE] Begin production integration with eduGAIN

Sync the main production aggregate with the preview aggregate and begin exporting metadata at scale to eduGAIN. Perform the following operations in order:

  1. Deploy final user interfaces for IdPs and SPs in the Federation Manager
    1. Continue to give Site Administrators the ability to opt out of default export of IdP metadata
    2. Continue to give Site Administrators the ability to explicitly opt into the export of SP metadata
  2. Import global metadata into the main production aggregate
    1. Sync the main production aggregate with the preview aggregate
    2. Maintain the fallback aggregate for a minimum of one month
  3. Export InCommon metadata to eduGAIN
    1. Export all IdP metadata by default, except those IdPs that have explicitly opted out
    2. Export SP metadata on demand, for those SPs that have explicitly opted in

Post-Phase 3 Metrics

Upon completion of Phase 3 (on February 15, 2016), the main InCommon aggregate was over 32MB in size, with 1991 IdPs and 3713 SPs.

Phase 4 [DONE] Complete production integration with eduGAIN

Sync all metadata aggregates in the pipeline.

  1. Import global metadata into the fallback aggregate
    1. Sync the fallback aggregate with the main production aggregate.

Post-Phase 4 Status

All metadata aggregates are in sync as of March 29, 2016. Full integration status has been achieved.

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