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.
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.
Are Passwords Passé? Deployment Strategies for Multi-Factor Authentication - IAM Online Archive Available
David Walker and Mike Grady discussed the work of the MFA Cohortium - more than 40 institutions evaluating multifactor authentication alternatives (phone, certificates, and hardware-based tokens) to mitigate risks and increase security. Listen to the archived Adobe Connect session (recorded Dec. 10, 2014.
100 Identity Providers Now Support Research & Scholarship Category
Pilot Expands InCommon Support for International Research
InCommon 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
The 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...
Spherical Cow Group provides identity management consulting services for higher education, research, virtual organizations, and enterprises. SCG focuses on open source tools and community standards, and can assist with architecture and design, implementation and development, training, and project management.
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.