terena networking conference 2010


geant Attribute Harmonisation - Is It Possible?

Every AAI federation is likely to develop its own attribute schema to meet local requirements. When using attributes to exchange assertions between two federations it is important to know the extent to which meanings expressed in one "language" will be understood in another.

While standardisation efforts such as eduPerson and SCHAC provide a framework for compatibility, different needs, understandings and societal arrangements are likely to get in the way of perfect interoperability.

This talk will report on the use of a common attribute in different European federations to highlight some of the issues that can emerge and what can be done about them.