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.
IAM Online June 11: Lifestyles of the Attribute Rich and Privacy Preserved
What is next as we discuss the future of trust? As federated identity and InCommon continue to grow, what are the issues with scaling and metadata management? How will we allow users to manage their own privacy and attribute release decisions? Join Ken Klingenstein for a discussion about these issues, and others, and hear the latest about the periodic table of trust elements, trust marks and trust frameworks. See the web page for more information.
Call for Proposals for Technology Exchange and the 2014 Identity Week
The call for proposals is now available for the Technology Exchange, which includes Identity Week 2014, and will take place October 26-30, 2014, in Indianapolis. Identity Week will again include Advance CAMP (ACAMP) and its unconference format, as well as CAMP. The call for proposals inlcludes sessions for CAMP. See the announcement for more information.
CommIT Project Webinar Available
Three pilots will begin work this summer as part of the Common Identity and Trust Collaborative (CommIT), a project to provide an opportunity for students to use one set of credentials across every participating school and vendor during the college application process. For details, see the CommIT wiki. The webinar, which provides an overview of the pilots, is an Adobe Connect archive file.
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 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.
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.
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.