Subject Re: The Most Important Attribute
From "Cantor, Scott E." <cantor.2@xxxxxxx>
Date Wed, 6 Jul 2011 20:11:28 +0000

On 7/6/11 3:57 PM, "David Chadwick" <d.w.chadwick@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Credit cards are a great example of federation behind the scenes,
>which is what we should be trying to engineer (ie. remove as much
>visibility and complexity from the user as possible). At a recent JISC
>meeting in Birmingham users were already saying that Shibboleth is too
>hard to use, so they are not including it into their VREs. So we have to
>try to hide as much as possible from the users if we want them to use
>it, or make the benefits much greater so that they will be willing to
>try. This is a tough nut to crack, but it should not stop us trying

Thing is, you have to be willing to compromise on many aspects of
technology and policy, and be willing to accept what those users value
rather than impose what you value. I'm as guilty as others of it.

Beyond that, it's a non-specific complaint, nor is "Shibboleth" a
monolithic thing.

-- Scott