Group Participation Agreement (GPA)


Thank you for your interest in participating in this Kantara Work / Discussion Group. Kantara Initiative encourages you to explore all its groups and actively participate in any that you believe your knowledge and expertise is best suited.

Participation does not require you to hold Kantara membership. The Kantara Initiative is a global consortium improving the trustworthy use of identity and personal data through innovation, standardization and good practice. You can find information about membership benefits here.

Please carefully review the suite of policies that govern the processes and operations pertaining to this group, because by agreeing to this Group Participation Agreement (GPA) you are agreeing to be bound by these policies.

Each group is governed by one Kantara IPR Policy from the options approved for use and included in the suite of policies referred to above. In the form below, you will be asked to agree only to the one IPR policy under which the group is operating. Also, please note that the suite of policies contains Kantara's Privacy Policy regarding data collection and usage. You are encouraged to read and understand it. Should you have any questions please contact the Kantara staff.

If you choose to participate in multiple groups you will need to complete a GPA for each group you join, noting that the IPR Policy may be different for each group.

Please complete the GPA form below to start participating in Kantara groups. Should you have any questions please contact the Kantara staff.


The Blockchain and Smart Contracts Discussion Group in which you have chosen to participate operates under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike Kantara IPR Policy.
The Events and Workshop Planning Discussion Group in which you have chosen to participate operates under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike Kantara IPR Policy.
The Identities of Things Discussion Group in which you have chosen to participate operates under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike Kantara IPR Policy.
The Identity Proofing and Verification Use Cases Discussion Group in which you have chosen to participate operates under the Non-Assertion Covenant Version 2.0 Kantara IPR Policy.
The Information Sharing Work Group in which you have chosen to participate operates under the Patent and Copyright Reciprocal Royalty Free with Opt-Out to (RAND) Kantara IPR Policy.
The Consent Management Work Group in which you have chosen to participate operates under the Non-Assertion Covenant Kantara IPR Policy.
The eGovernment Work Group in which you have chosen to participate operates under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike Kantara IPR Policy.
The Federation Interoperability Work Group in which you have chosen to participate operates under the following Kantara IPR Policy:

The Healthcare Identity Assurance Work Group in which you have chosen to participate operates under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike Kantara IPR Policy.
The IDEF Work Group in which you have chosen to participate operates under the Non-Assertion Covenant Version 2.0 Kantara IPR Policy.
The Identity Assurance Work Group in which you have chosen to participate operates under the Patent and Copyright Reciprocal Royalty Free with Opt-Out to (RAND) Kantara IPR Policy.
The Identity Relationship Management Work Group in which you have chosen to participate operates under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike Kantara IPR Policy.
The Open Trust Taxonomy for OAuth2 Work Group in which you have chosen to participate operates under the Patent and Copyright Reciprocal Royalty Free with Opt-Out to (RAND) Kantara IPR Policy.
The User Managed Access Work Group in which you have chosen to participate operates under the Patent and Copyright Reciprocal Royalty Free with Opt-Out to (RAND) Kantara IPR Policy.
The User-Managed Access Developer Resources Work Group in which you have chosen to participate operates under the Apache Kantara IPR Policy.
Please consider this decision before submitting your GPA. As a voting participant of a Kantara group you are assuming an active role and your regular attendance will count towards quorum. If after joining a group you find you are unable to actively participate and vote the Chairs may choose to change your status to a non-voting role to allow the group to operate an effective quorum.
If this request is being made by an employee of an organization, you acknowledge that you have permission from your organization to execute this GPA. If the employer is a Kantara member organization, and the employee wants to join the Group but does not want to have their employer notified, then please sign the GPA as an Individual. If the organization is not a member of Kantara Initiative, you acknowledge that you are executing this GPA on behalf of yourself as an individual.
If, after signing this GPA, your employment status changes you are required to sign a new GPA under your new employer or as an individual.

Kantara uses Legitimate Interest as the lawful basis for collecting and processing basic contact information to operate the GPA with you effectively.

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