· NWACC 2005 Workshop Announcement · NWACC 

Identity Management for the Rest of Us

Wednesday, February 9, 2005; 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
George Fox University's Portland Center, Room 155AB
Portland, Oregon

David Bantz, Chief Information Architect, University of Alaska

Local Arrangements
Greg Smith, Director of Instructional Technology, George Fox University

This peer workshop will discuss practical solutions for identity management, including rationale and business case for systematic identity management and authorization services, scalable architecture, best practice directory schemas and identifiers, directory-enabling applications, inevitable policy and territory issues, privacy & security considerations. The aim is for each institution to be prepared to assess institutional needs for, design, and "sell" an identity management infrastructure appropriate to the institution. Possible advanced topics include federations, Shibboleth, groups, provisioning.

A more detailed outline of topics will be available to registrants, and registrants will determine the final agenda prior to the workshop by assigning weights to topics in this outline.

Workshop size: One staff member per NWACC institution may register on a first-come first-served basis. Additional seats may be available after the registration deadline via a waiting list.

Registration: Register online at http://administration.reed.edu/nwacc/retreat/. Deadline to register is Monday, January 24, at 5 pm.

Food Service: Continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided. Dietary preferences may be requested on the web registration form.

Location, Parking and Directions: The George Fox Portland Center is located at 12753 Sw 68th Ave Portland, OR 97223-8305. Directions can be found at http://www.georgefox.edu/maps_loca/portland.html Parking at the Center is free.

Travel Reimbursements: Workshop attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs. Attendees traveling to workshops from 75 to 200 miles away (one way) are eligible for a travel reimbursement of up to $100. Those attendees traveling from more than 200 miles away are eligible for reimbursement of 50% of travel costs, to a maximum of $500. Reimbursement requests need to be submitted within 14 days of the event and require original receipts.

Lodging: The following hotels are located near the Portland Center:

Phoenix Inn, Lake Oswego
14905 Bangy Rd
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Daily 24 hours
Tel: (503) 624-7400, Toll-free: (800) 824-9992
Note: The Phoenix Inn provides a shuttle to the Portland Center.

Fairfield Inn & Suites - Marriott, Portland South/Lake Oswego
6100 South West Meadows Road
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035 USA
Phone:  1-503-670-7557
Fax:  1-503-670-7558
Note: Ask for the "George Fox Rate" for a discount.

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Portland/Lake Oswego
14811 Kruse Oaks Drive
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Tel: 1-503-624-8400
Fax: 1-503-684-8324

Residence Inn - Marriott, Portland South
15200 SW Bangy Road
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035 USA
Phone:  1-503-684-2603
Fax:  1-503-620-6712

Questions: Please contact NWACC at office@nwacc.org

Schedule: Topics to be determined by attendee response.

Participants may wish to look at the following readings prior to the workshop:

1. "Core Middleware"
2. "Identifiers, Authentication, and Directories: Best Practices for Higher Education"
3. [pdf] What Security Professionals Need to Know About Identity Management
4. A good text that covers key identity management issues is Understanding and Deploying LDAP Directory Services


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