InCommon, operated by Internet2, provides a secure and privacy-preserving trust fabric for research and higher education, and their partners, in the United States. InCommon's identity management federation serves 8 million end-users (IPEDS data; October 2014). InCommon also operates a related assurance program, and offers certificate and multifactor authentication services.
The InCommon Federation is the identity management federation for US research and education, and their sponsored partners. InCommon serves more than 6 million end users through federated identity management.
The InCommon Certificate Program provides unlimited certificates, for all of your domains, for one fixed annual fee. This includes SSL, extended validation, client (personal), and code signing certificates.
The InCommon Assurance Program certifies campuses and non-profit sponsored partners and research organizations that meet the requirements of InCommon Bronze and Silver assurance profiles. These practices determine the confidence in the accuracy of a user's electronic identity and help mitigate risk for the Service Provider.
Next Shibboleth Installation Workshop Nov. 10-11 at the University of Utah
Need training on Shibboleth installation? Registration is now open for the next InCommon Shibboleth Installation Workshop, November 10-11, 2014, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Attendees will spend one day installing the identity provider software and one day on the service provider software.
IDM Integration Joins Affiliate Program
IDM Integration, a company that helps customers build identity management solutions, has joined the InCommon Affiliate Program. The Affiliate Program provides the research and education community with a way to safely and efficiently connect with partners that can help build the necessary underlying infrastructure that supports federated identity and access management. Read the details here.
Pilot Expands InCommon Support for International Research
InCommon and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are conducting a pilot with eduGAIN, making three services available for federated login internationally.
Certificate Service Welcomes 300th Campus
The Internet2 InCommon Certificate Service celebrates its 300th subscriber, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana! Created by and for the higher education community, the Certificate Service provides unlimited server, personal, and code-signing certificates for one fixed annual fee. Keep reading...
Cirrus Identity offers cloud-hosted, user-friendly identity solutions that enable campuses to expand access and enhance collaboration.Their initial product, the Cirrus Gateway, enables campuses to quickly and easily grant access to parents, alumni, incoming students, research collaborators and more using social identities such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Cirrus Gateway services are offered on a subscription basis for an entire campus (enterprise) or an individual Service Provider (business). For more information, please visit http://cirrusidentity.com.
Unicon provides services and support for open source solutions. The company’s experienced, highly skilled experts supply architectural knowledge, deep technical skills, and best practice expertise to ensure successful deployments of Shibboleth. Once deployed, Unicon’s innovative Open Source Support program ensures the long-term success of Shibboleth by providing access to a dedicated team of experts who provide quick response to support and development needs.
The InCommon Affiliate Program connects higher education institutions with commercial or non-profit organizations that provide software, content, guidance, support, and implementation and integration services related to participating in the federation.