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CrowdTilt campaign has tilted!

Mike Schwartz of Gluu reports that "OpenID Connect and UMA Apache HTTPD Plugins Are On the Way!" Gluu even commissioned a piece of artwork for the occasion. Stay tuned for news on how you can leverage these plugins.

The purpose of the UMA Work Group (charter) is to develop specs that let an individual control the authorization of data sharing and service access made between online services on the individual's behalf, and to facilitate interoperable implementations of the specs. Read the spec, join the group, check out the implementations, test your interop, get involved!

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  • October 31: Check out the "assembly cut" of the first UMA demo video here. Thanks to Dazza Greenwood for being our video producer!
  • October 31: A new minor revision, rev 08a, of the UMA core spec is up. The only "breaking change" is to align with OAuth (RFC 6749) in requiring TLS usage.
  • October 29: Booooooooo! You can find refreshed UMA 101 slides here (PDF, PPTX).
  • September 29: We've gotten the UMA-dev list going again, to support interop and implementation discussions. If you're an implementer or like following along with these types of conversations, please join!
  • September 28: The PII 2013 conference's Ignite talk about UMA is now available! See the video and get the slides.
  • September 12: Lots of news lately. There's a new FAQ about UMA's relationship to the NSTIC IDESG effort. And the CrowdTilt campaign to build UMA and OpenID Connect Apache plugins "tilted"! Development is already under way.
  • August 24: The Interop Testing wiki section is getting fleshed out. Check out the feature tests and register to participate! We'll hold an official interop event in early 2014, but may begin virtual interop testing earlier.
  • August 1: The Work Group just approved the current drafts of the core UMA spec, the Resource Set Registration spec, and the Binding Obligations spec as Kantara Initiative Draft Recommendations. (Links are to pretty-printed versions of the IETF individual Internet-Drafts that were approved.)
  • June 30: Find a list of known third-party profiles related to UMA on the new Third-Party Profiles wiki page! If you know of other written profiles, please give us a heads-up.
  • Chair: Eve Maler
  • Vice-Chair: Maciej Machulak
  • Full leadership team list
  • Read about Kantara leadership roles
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