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 operates an identity management federation, 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.
Harvey Mudd College of Claremont, Calif., has become the 600th participant to join InCommon. "Internet2’s InCommon leaders are doing so much in the areas of networking and cloud computing that are or will be beneficial to a small college like Harvey Mudd.” See the full announcement on the wiki.
Registration Open for Shibboleth Training, March 24-25
The next InCommon Shibboleth Installation Workshop will take place March 24-25, 2014, at the MCNC offices in Durham, North Carolina. Attendees may choose one or both the Identity Provider and Service Provider installation sessions. See the website for more information about this session in particular and Shib installation training sessions in general.
Select Internet2 Applications Accept Google IDs
Individuals can now use their Google IDs to log into four select Internet2 services. The Google Gateway will initially provide access to the InCommon Federation Manager, Internet2’s collaboration wiki, and two applications soon to be used by the Multifactor Authentication (MFA) Cohortium that is supported by Internet2’s Scalable Privacy Project from the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. See the details...
InCommon Federation Serves More than 7.5 Million
Growth in InCommon during 2013 means that the InCommon Federation now serves more than 7.5 million end-users in the U.S. with federated identity management.
Leveraging more than eight years of experience in education and 80 successful identity implementations, Aegis Identity Software provides contemporary identity management solutions that align with open source identity management technologies (such as Shibboleth, CAS, Grouper). Designed specifically for higher education, Aegis Identity's TridentHE, provides an identity management platform to automate provisioning/de-provisioning, identity synchronization, password management and user self-service.
Fischer International’s award-winning identity management solution includes its “Federation On-Ramp,” a low-cost, managed solution that provides institutions with an immediate entry-way to the InCommon Federation and without having to dedicate or hire skilled resources to deploy and manage a federation infrastructure.
Fischer takes care of all the details so you don't have to, from Source of Authority integration and IdP/SP metadata configuration, to 24/7 monitoring, backups, audit & reporting, and solution maintenance.
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.