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 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.
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.
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 also operates acommunity-driven certificate service, and is the U.S. node for the eduroam wireless service.
Baseline Expectations In Effect: What You Can Expect Now
As of June 15, InCommon Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation are officially in effect and are now reflected in the InCommon Participation Agreement, the legal and foundational document for InCommon trust. This is one more milestone as the community moves to improve trust and interoperability in the federation. What happens next? Read this blog post by Ann West to find out more.
Ten Videos Cover Policies and Technologies of Federated Identity
The Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) has developed a series of videos that will take you through the policies and technologies of identity management on a local level, as well as how identity federations like InCommon are of value. There are 10 videos that cover the topics below. You will find background information at the NSRC's website.
InCommon, TIER, and Trust and Identity at Internet2
This whiteboard video provides an overview of how Internet2's trust and identity framework—including community-developed infrastructure services like InCommon and TIER—allows higher education institutions to offer collaborative experiences, run more efficient and secure IT operations, share improved administrative practices, and enable incredible discoveries.