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.
Select Internet2 Applications Now 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.
Gluu makes it easy and cost effective for an institution to implement single sign-on (SSO), strong authentication, and web access management. Based on Shibboleth and identity virtualization, Gluu’s on-premise solution is deployed quickly on the IAAS platform of your choice and is monitored 24×7 and supported by Gluu.
Microsoft’s identity and access management solution is built on Active Directory, a directory service in Windows Server, and also includes a number of technologies and services, including Active Directory Federation Services 2.0, Windows Identity Foundation, Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Cloud Services, Microsoft Live@edu, and Microsoft Consulting Services. Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. For more information, see www.microsoft.com.
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.