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Leadership Council Homepage

The roles and responsibilities of the Leadership Council (as defined in the Kantara Initiative Bylaws) include:

  • Approve of Work Group Charters;
  • Oversee of operations and expenditures of all Groups;
  • Disband Groups;
  • Approve of Work Group output for All Member Ballot;
  • Prepare of annual and supplemental LC budget requests to the BoD;
  • Elect up to two representatives to Board of Directors;
  • Develop & maintain of the Operating Procedures, subject to BoD approval.
  • Oversee liaison activities  of the WGs and DGs. 

Current Meetings



  • Chair: Andrew Hughes, Independent Consultant
  • Vice-Chair:  Mark Lizar, Smart Species
  • Secretary: Sal D'Agostino, IDmachines

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Teleconference Info


Room Code:

  •  385-8789

Meeting Schedule


Chair Tools


Group Status Stack

IAWG Update
  • reviewing charter
  • starting process of issuing a new release of the Service Assessment Criteria
  • beginning to look at audit criteria concerning privacy
OTTO WG update
  • The Linked Data schema development is proceeding well. Starting to work out publication approach on the Kantara site.
eGov WG Update
  • eGov has started annual elections (late).
  • eGov (CW) to put finishing touches on the Code of Conduct for RPs/APs in response to IAWG feedback then formally submit.
  • eGov had an interesting March call, dedicated to the good folks at the World Economic Forum, who were doing a project on financial services' interplay with digital identity and were looking for non US use cases. We assembled the good and the great from Finland, Denmark, Austria, Netherlands, Canada, UK/NZ  to talk with them, and they got back separately to many in mainland Europe. 
UMA Dev WG Update
  • The group reviewed a rough CCICADA white paper outline in the last meeting, and will press ahead. We also learned that Roland H is working on an interop test suite for UMA's HEART security profile.
  • Conscious of the value of making available easy sample apps for UMA, we're planning to put effort into translating upcoming new versions of Gluu's sample apps from Java to other popular languages.
UMA WG update
  • In our whole-WG meeting series, we are starting to tackle a set of use cases nicknamed "wide ecosystem". This is when Alice wants to share a resource with Bob, but her authorization server and his identity/claims provider have never met before.
  • In the UMA legal subgroup, we are working in earnest on our first set of model clauses, corresponding to the trust relationship between the operator of a resource server and the operator of an authorization server. We plan to invite expert (e.g. legal and privacy) comment on our draft text shortly.

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