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InCommon Federation Case Studies

InCommon case studies provide information about current InCommon Participants and how they are implementing innovative approaches to federating identity and access management systems. These case studies provide real-world examples for use with campus stakeholders, CIOs, and other audiences about the benefits of federating.

Also, see the InCommon Collaborate wiki for more information about, and from, InCommon.

Library Collaboration Develops Shibboleth/EZproxy Hybrid

Library thumbnailThe InCommon Library Collaboration Group has developed a Shibboleth/ EZproxy hybrid to help solve the problem of IP-address-based authorization. (October 2010)

InCommon Provides Platform for National Student Clearinghouse

Clearinghouse thumbnailThe National Student Clearinghouse and Stanford University successfully federate the Student Self-Service application. By defining the necessary attributes, the pilot has paved the way for other colleges and universities. (April 2010)

Lafayette Federates Ticketing Function with UniversityTickets

University TicketsLafayette sought to provide student only tickets to campus events through an agreement with UniversityTickets. The Dean of Students office worked with the company, but ran up against the challenge of providing user IDs and passwords for all 2,300-plus students. (Sept. 2009)

Washington, StudentsOnly Federate Enrollment Verification

StudentsOnly StudentsOnly needs to verify that a potential customer is a student, and the University of Washington wanted a pain-free way to do so. Federation was the answer. (Sept. 2009)

Federating an Outsourced Human Resources Service

PeopleAdminNYU introduced PeopleAdmin to the benefits of federating, providing HR with an outsourced solution and leveraging NYU's identity management system.
(April 2009)

Federating Makes ScienceDirect Available from Anywhere

Science DirectMoss Landing Marine Lab has researchers and students all over the world. Federating with ScienceDirect means access to key library resources from anywhere.
(April 2009)

Federating WebAssign Saves Time, Effort

WebAssignWebAssign stopped managing user accounts for its homework delivery system and focused on its applications. Faculty stopped entering and updating class roster information and focused on teaching. Its a federating win-win.

 

Small Colleges Benefit from Federated Services

SmallCollegeThe benefits of federation are not limited to research universities with large IT staffs. Using InCommon and federating software, small colleges can also extend their reach and the services they provide.

UCTrust Federation Built on InCommon

UCTrustBy building a federation on top of InCommon, UCTrust provides system wide applications and services to 10 campuses, five medical centers and three national research laboratories, saving the university time and money.

Federating Simplifies Access to Symplicity Career Services

SymplicityPenn State chose Symplicity for its on-line job posting and on-campus interviewing system. After using the software for a year without federated single sign-on, the university simplified matters by federating, and watched calls for ID and password help virtually disappear.

Dreamspark Student Verification Through InCommon

DreamsparkWhen Microsoft needed a way to verify student enrollment, the company chose InCommon and federation as the best solution.

VIVA Library Consortium Federates PBS Video Content

VIVAThe Virginia library consortium, VIVA, licensed the rights in perpetuity for more than 500 hours of video content from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). By using the federation, the videos are located in, and streamed from, one location, but accessible to all 70 VIVA institutions.

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