[Ietf-lac] FW: Registration for remote participation

Alvaro Retana (aretana) aretana at cisco.com
Tue May 9 18:48:14 BRT 2017


On 5/9/17, 3:01 PM, "ietf on behalf of IETF Chair" <ietf-bounces at ietf.org<mailto:ietf-bounces at ietf.org> on behalf of chair at ietf.org<mailto:chair at ietf.org>> wrote:

For remote participants at IETF meetings, registration is currently optional. Remote participants may join a session at an IETF meeting by entering any name or pseudonym of their choice into the current form used for logging in to MeetEcho.

The IESG is soliciting community feedback on a proposal to require registration for remote participants at IETF meetings. The objective of requiring registration for real-time remote participation is to provide better data to the IETF community and leadership about the size and make-up of the remote participant base. As remote participation grows, having more reliable remote participation data will allow the service to be better tailored to those using it and the community as a whole, and will help us understand the potential impact of remote participation on in-person participation. We understand that even with required registration the data collected will not be perfect, complete, or unspoofable, but we believe it would provide a more credible basis for analysis than the data available today.

The proposal is as follows:

Remote participants would be required to register (for free) by providing the information below (* denotes required fields). Registration would be mandatory to access MeetEcho sessions in real time and to join the remote mic queue during a session.

First / Given Name*
Last / Family Name*
Company / Organization
ISO 3166 Country of Residence*
Have you attended an IETF meeting in person before?
Have you attended an IETF meeting remotely before?

Upon registering, participants would be issued a registration ID, just as they are today.

To join a session, participants would be asked to input the registration ID. The same email-based facility that is currently available to retrieve a forgotten registration ID would continue to be available. The cookie-based “Remember me” option would also still be available. The only difference from how login works today is that the option to "Join without registration ID" would be removed. Other options for authentication (leveraging a user-chosen password or datatracker credentials) might be explored further in the future.

Remote participation registration data would be stored and secured by AMS and MeetEcho just as it is currently today. As is the case now, no registration or login would be required to access MeetEcho recordings, audio recordings, YouTube videos, or jabber rooms. And no changes are being proposed as to the handling of virtual blue sheets.

We'd like to hear from the community about this proposal. Please send comments to ietf at ietf.org<mailto:ietf at ietf.org>, or exceptionally to iesg at ietf.org<mailto:iesg at ietf.org>, preferably by May 30, 2017.


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