Federated Identity and Mobility for Research and Education

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 from to (Africa/Lagos)
at Faculty of Science ( Faculty Board Room )
University of Lagos Akoka Yaba

This workshop aims to exploit the promotion of federated access and the WACREN EduID pilot for development of Identity and Service providers in Eko-Konnect and contribute towards the establishment of the NgREN Identity Federation.

As an associate member of WACREN and host of the NgREN Catchall Identity Provider and Certification Authority,  Eko-Konnect participates in ongoing H2020 projects. We see an opportunity to accelerate the development of Authorisation and Authentication Infrastructure (AAI) in NgREN by taking advantage of these projects and the WACREN EduID Federation as a Service (FaaS).

Contact Us Email: secretariat@eko-konnect.org.ng Telephone: +234 1 3428566
Go to day
  • Wednesday, 7 October 2015
    • 08:00 - 10:00 Welcome and Registration
      Convener: Prof. Charles Uwadia (Chair, Eko-Konnect Board of Trustees)
      • 08:00 Registration 1h30'
        Registration, Light Breakfast, Networking
      • 09:30 Opening and Welcome Address 30'
        Speaker: Prof. Charles Uwadia (Eko-Konnect)
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Setting the scene
      Update on Eko-Konnect activities,  WACREN projects on federated access and the development of the NgREN Identity federation
      Convener: Mr. Owen Iyoha (General Manager, Eko-Konnect)
      • 10:00 Eko-Konnect update 20'
        Speaker: Mr. Owen Iyoha (General Manager, Eko-Konnect)
      • 10:20 Towards the NgREN Identity Federation 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Joshua Atah (MD, NgREN)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 10:40 WACREN EduID and European Commission H2020 Projects 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Boubakar Barry (CEO, WACREN)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Health Break
      Coffee, Networking and Group Photo
    • 11:30 - 13:00 Identity Federations and e-Infrastructures
      An overview of Identity Federations and how they operate,  federated access in emerging African e-Infrastructures and a demonstration of the existing NgREN Authentication and Authorisation infrastructure
      Convener: Mr. Omo Oaiya (CTO, WACREN)
      • 11:30 Introduction to Federated Identity with eduroam and eduGAIN 30'
        Speaker: Mr. Brook Schofield (Project Development Officer, GÉANT, Amsterdam)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 12:00 A Federated Platform for Open Science Commons in Africa 30'
        Speaker: Prof. Roberto Barbera (Catania University & Sci-GaIA Consortium Partner, Italy)
        Material: Slides link
      • 12:30 NgREN Identity Infrastructure Demonstration 30'
        NgREN Catchall Identity Provider and Certification Authority demonstration
        Speaker: Mr. Cletus Okolie (NOC Manager, Eko-Konnect)
    • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    • 14:00 - 15:30 Moving forward with WACREN EduID
      Signing up to the NgREN Catchall IdP and defining a roadmap for the deployment of Eko-Konnect campus IdPs on the WACREN EduID platform and participating in the NgREN Federation
      Convener: Prof. Charles Uwadia (Chair, Board of Trustees, Eko-Konnect)
      • 14:00 WACREN EduID FaaS Demonstration 30'
        Signing up to the NgREN Catchall and registering your campus IdP with WACREN EduID FaaS
        Speaker: Mr. Cletus Okolie (NOC Manager, Eko-Konnect)
      • 14:30 NgREN Federation Development Roadmap 1h0'
        Interactive discussion to design roadmap for Eko-Konnect participation in the NgREN Identity Federation
        Speaker: Mr. Owen Iyoha (General Manager, Eko-Konnect)
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Closing
      Convener: Dr. T A G Oladimeji (Board Member, Eko-Konnect)