Identity and Access Management BoF (UbuntuNet Connect 2021)



Alex Mwotil (Ubuntunet Alliance), Omo Oaiya (WACREN)

Identity and Access Management (IAM) still remains a significant challenge in Africa and greatly hinders the adoption of trust and identity services.

In this online workshop, we will provide a high-level overview of identity federations from an perspective, a live demo of an open-source Identity and Access Management platform (managed eduID-as-a-service) for RENs and a panel discussion drawn from experiences and ongoing works in the IDM space.

Target Audience: The workshop is open to all and targets CEOs, directors, managers and engineers.

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    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 30m

      An update on the T&I framework for Africa that ASREN, Ubuntunet and WACREN are implementing in the AfricaConnect3 project to boost the spawning of new identity federations, starting from the leading countries.

      Speaker: Alex Mwotil (Ubuntunet Alliance)
    • 10:30 AM 11:15 AM
      eduID as a Service (Live Demo)) 45m

      Presentation of a cloud-based/hosted identity and access management system to provide enterprise-grade Identity as a Service (IDaaS) for RENs. The ultimate goal of the open-source project is a federated and interoperable life-long identifier for education that allows the user to stay in control of their personal data.

      Speakers: Owen Iyoha (Eko-Konnect), David Hübner (DAASI)
    • 11:15 AM 12:15 PM
      Identity Access Management Roundtable 1h
      Speakers: John Saruni (KENET), Guy Halse (TENET/SAFIRE), Kyle Lewis (NIAID IBRSP International Team ISSO), Rolf Brugger (SWITCH)
    • 12:15 PM 1:00 PM
      Q&A 45m