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04 June 2002, TERENA, Limerick MACE: Directories at Work Keith Hazelton, Senior IT Architect, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Chair, MACE-Dir Working Group.

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1 04 June 2002, TERENA, Limerick MACE: Directories at Work Keith Hazelton, Senior IT Architect, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Chair, MACE-Dir Working Group Keith Hazelton, Senior IT Architect, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Chair, MACE-Dir Working Group

2 04--June-02 2 MACE: Directories at Work TOPICS Recent accomplishments and current tasks: Edu* object classes Groups in directories, LDAP Recipe v. 2.0 Affiliated directories Technical Advisory Board (MACE-Dir-TAB)

3 04--June-02 3 eduPerson 1.5 object class Included as part of the NSF Middleware Initiative (NMI) Release 1.0 announced May 7 th eduPerson 1.0 is the production version, 1.5 status is released for public review (RPR) Next NMI release will include final 1.5 based on review period discussions

4 04--June-02 4 eduPerson 1.5 object class Two new attributes: eduPersonPrimaryOrgUnitDN eduPersonEntitlement Simple case: value is the name of a contract for licensed resource Values of eduPersonEntitlement can be URLs or URNs

5 04--June-02 5 eduPerson 1.5 object class eduPersonEntitlement Values of eduPersonEntitlement can be URLs or URNs –http://www.w3.org/Addressing/ –RFC2396 Uniform Resource Identifiers –RFC2141 Uniform Resource Names URNs to allow federation of name creation without name clashes. –urn:mace:brown.edu:foo for information on URN registration

6 04--June-02 6 eduOrg 1.0 eduOrg 1.0 released as Experimental object class Basic organizational info attributes from X.520 –Telecomm, postal, locale Set of common items of interest –eduOrgHomePageURI –eduOrgIdentityAuthNPolicyURI –eduOrgLegalName –eduOrgSuperiorURI –eduOrgWhitePagesURI Expect top-down schema work to taper off Shibboleth pilots comms of interest typical new efforts

7 04--June-02 7 Groups in directories document (RPR) Tom Barton, Univ. of Memphis, editor Referential integrity Delegating management & personal groups Privacy & visibility Group math Forward referencing Namespace issues Application examples LDAP Recipe v. 2 includes new section on groups

8 04--June-02 8 Whither next for groups? Groups Implementers Guide (Eileen Shepard, Boston College, editor) Roles, relations and access control architecture Is this an extension to core middleware Referential integrity, group math utilities (running code) Standardization of isMemberOf?

9 04--June-02 9 Affiliated (federated) directories Affiliated directories scenario development Identity management, access control across health organizations –Working with MACE Medical Middleware WG Multi-campus institutional directories Preliminary document on metadirectory practices (RPR), Brendan Bellina, Notre Dame, editor Characteristic requirements Assembling info on the fly Data/metadata bundles as units of exchange Exploring with our Technical Advisory Board

10 04--June Upcoming tasks Authorization information support (including policy assertions) Privacy management in Shibboleth domain Interoperation with GRID Metacomputing Directory Services (MDS)

11 04--June MACE-Dir-TAB Technical Advisory Board Two conference call meetings to date Members include: Kurt Zeilenga Ed Reed Kim Cameron Mark Smith And some esteemed colleagues at this conference: David Chadwick Roland Hedberg Peter Gietz

12 04--June Conclusion The root URLs for all these topics: (for NMI Release 1.0) Q&A


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