Federated Identity and Mobility for Research and Education

Faculty Board Room (Faculty of Science)

Faculty Board Room

Faculty of Science

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).

    • 8:00 AM 10:00 AM
      Welcome and Registration
      Convener: Prof. Charles Uwadia (Chair, Eko-Konnect Board of Trustees)
      • 8:00 AM
        Registration 1h 30m
        Registration, Light Breakfast, Networking
      • 9:30 AM
        Opening and Welcome Address 30m
        Speaker: Prof. Charles Uwadia (Eko-Konnect)
    • 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
      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 AM
        Eko-Konnect update 20m
        Speaker: Mr Owen Iyoha (General Manager, Eko-Konnect)
      • 10:20 AM
        Towards the NgREN Identity Federation 20m
        Speaker: Dr Joshua Atah (MD, NgREN)
      • 10:40 AM
        WACREN EduID and European Commission H2020 Projects 20m
        Speaker: Dr Boubakar Barry (CEO, WACREN)
    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Health Break 30m

      Coffee, Networking and Group Photo

    • 11:30 AM 1:00 PM
      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 AM
        Introduction to Federated Identity with eduroam and eduGAIN 30m
        Speaker: Mr Brook Schofield (Project Development Officer, GÉANT, Amsterdam)
      • 12:00 PM
        A Federated Platform for Open Science Commons in Africa 30m
        Speaker: Prof. Roberto Barbera (Catania University & Sci-GaIA Consortium Partner, Italy)
      • 12:30 PM
        NgREN Identity Infrastructure Demonstration 30m
        NgREN Catchall Identity Provider and Certification Authority demonstration
        Speaker: Mr Cletus Okolie (NOC Manager, Eko-Konnect)
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
      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)
      • 2:00 PM
        WACREN EduID FaaS Demonstration 30m
        Signing up to the NgREN Catchall and registering your campus IdP with WACREN EduID FaaS
        Speaker: Mr Cletus Okolie (NOC Manager, Eko-Konnect)
      • 2:30 PM
        NgREN Federation Development Roadmap 1h
        Interactive discussion to design roadmap for Eko-Konnect participation in the NgREN Identity Federation
        Speaker: Mr Owen Iyoha (General Manager, Eko-Konnect)
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Convener: Dr T A G Oladimeji (Board Member, Eko-Konnect)