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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.

InCommon Seeking Nominees for Steering Committee

InCommon is seeking nominees to serve three-year terms on its Steering Committee beginning January 2015. The Steering Committee is responsible for overseeing and advising Internet 2 on InCommon's identity services, activities and initiatives. Nominations close November 15, 2014. See the details here.

100 Identity Providers Now Support Research & Scholarship Category

With the addition of the Weill Cornell Medical College, InCommon now has 100 identity providers supporting the Research & Scholarship (R&S) Category. An Identity Provider that supports R&S releases a minimal set of attributes to all services in the category. Today there are 27 such services. See the full announcement here, and also see a complete list of participating identity providers and service providers.

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 IntegrationIDM 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

LIGO imageInCommon 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

InCommon Certificate ServiceThe 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...

Featured Affiliates

Cirrus IdentityCirrus 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

Unicon 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.

InCommon Affiliates 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.

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InCommon Overview [PPT]

All About Attributes

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