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.
The latest InCommon Update newsletter includes information about a new Affiliate (Cirrus Identity), an Affiliate webinar on April 23, the next IAM Online on April 30, and much more.
InCommon Publishes 2013 Accomplishments
The InCommon leadership is grateful for a committed and engaged community. We've published some of our accomplishments for the 2013 calendar year -- none of which would be possible without this vibrant community.
InCommon Welcomes 600th Participant
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.
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.
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.