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Overview & Charter


Work Products

Note: unless otherwise noted, this working group is focused on organizations in the Higher Education community.

  1. Refine scope
    1. Review recommendations from the previous WG
    2. Define scope for this WG
    3. Consider campus-specific vs. federation-specific
    4. Include native mobile application authentication using SAML and OIDC/OAuth2
  2. Share information
    1. Facilitate information sharing among deployers and interested parties
    2. Coordinate with international community
    3. Examples: email lists, wiki pages, conference calls, trainings, workshops, and regular webinars
  3. Develop best practices
    1. Document OIDC and OAuth2 use cases
    2. Include what is and is not being used
    3. Include software architectures in use
    4. Document lessons learned
    5. Develop recommended practices for deployment, configuration, and use
  4. Guide standardization
    1. Identify where increased standardization would benefit organizationn
    2. e.g., Map SAML Attributes to OIDC Claims
    3. e.g. map eduPerson schema to OIDC Claims
    4. e.g. develop profile similar to healthcare, iGov, financial
    5. Facilitate related standardization
    1. Work within existing standardization efforts
    2. Or create new efforts
  5. Support multilateral federation
    1. Identify use cases that require multilateral federation support
    2. Identify issues R&E federations must address to provide federated OIDC/OAuth2
    3. Coordinate with GEANT OpenID Connect Federation taskincludes Roland Hedberg's efforts
    4. Coordinate with REFEDS OIDCre working group
    5. Present to TAC and Internet2 T&I

See Also

Meeting Date, Time and Details

Calls are bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 11am ET 

Working Group Email list:

Working Group Members

  • Alan Crosswell
  • Steven Carmody
  • Nathan Dors ( - Chair
  • Micheal Gettes
  • Eric Goodman
  • Roland Hedberg
  • Eric Kool-Brown
  • David Langenberg
  • and many more
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