The TERENA Networking Conference (TNC) is the largest European research networking conference. In his presentation Identity Management for Lifelong Learners Christoph Graf presented an overview of what SWITCH wants to achieve with an e-identity infrastructure.
At the beginning of the talk stands the promise of AAI: You as a student get one key, and with that you get access to all necessary resources and web services. However, due to the organization-centric nature of identity management in AAI there are two problems:
- the student gets more than one key if he/she is affiliated with more than one university, and
- the student has to give back the key when he/she leaves the university
The aim is a more user-centric infrastructure that allows a student to do everything with one key – a key that you can keep for a lifetime.
Watch and enjoy the video recording of Christoph’s presentation at https://tnc2013.terena.org/web/media/archive/4D (starting at minute 66).