Meeting minutes 17-07-2021

Hello all,

Today was another productive meeting, highlights include:

  • We talked about how to best support the Payments and ID groups.
  • Trevor raised the idea of leveraging SAP to help provide perspective and a working demo platform for payments - something that’s difficult to demonstrate without a reference platform. He will touch base with James from payments and offer support.
  • We think the ID group could benefit from a a tight focus on an existing DPGs as a baseline of establishing concrete requirements, APIs and flows.
  • We went through all existing issues in our tracker to make sure they are being addressed, see Issues · GitHub
  • We reviewed the progress in discourse
  • We talked about what GovStack certification would look like and how it relates to the existing DPG catalog on the govstack.global site
  • We talked about how security and interoperability can’t be compromised: both need to exist for a functional system.
  • We need to concretely address occasional/low bandwidth connectivity.

Key decisions

  • We decided to encourage other groups to start using discourse
  • We will review the Working group cookbook in advance of onboarding new teams and team members: Working group cookbook - Google Documenten Trevor will outline a proposal for document versioning.
  • We will evolve the GovStack System Architecture to talk more comprehensively about GovStack certification from a technical perspective Elevator pitches and visual aids - Google Documenten
  • Max will reach to to Hani to explore suggestions for helping ID and Payments, and to explore policy around GovStack certification
  • Max will prepare a simple slide deck outlining progress across teams and the work around connecting GovStack to existing applications.
  • Next, Max will work on fleshing out publish/subscribe, specifically how webhooks and information mediator can work together.

From last week:

  • We will continue to work with the Security group to improve their building block definition. We identified the need for IAM and API Gateway building blocks.
  • For the IAM building block we will look at the OpenIAM OpenAPI specification and derive from that.
  • Architecture will work with Security on a set of generic Auth flows that can be used for any use case including SSO auth flow via API gateway, Mobile-specific auth flow, e.g. use auth APIs, receive JWT token, sort out how to handle logging in with two roles, e.g. nurse and a parent user needs to be able to change roles, work out how is a user is logged in and out, e.g. between SSO applications.
  • Architecture team will continue to test discourse and will cc the architecture@discourse.govstack.global email address to surface email conversations on discourse
  • We still need a powerpoint with a quick review of progress across groups
  • Max and Uwe will connect with OpenIMIS on Thursday next week

Agenda:
Overview of workgroup progress
Review progress on Issue Tracker

Next week we can review progress, write more use cases and continue to address remaining issues in Issues · GitHub
We will also address Uwe’s questions about editing/adding categories to the DPC catalog. We’d like a webinar about this.