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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 9 million end-users (IPEDS data; October 2014). InCommon also operates a related assurance program, and offers certificate and multifactor authentication services.

Two Shibboleth Installation Workshops Scheduled for May, June

InCommon has scheduled two Shibboleth Installation Workshops for May and June, 2016. We have front-loaded the schedule this year because of the end-of-life of Shib IdPv2, July 31, 2016. Registration is open for these workshops:

  • May 19-20, 2016, at the University of Chicago in Chicago
  • June 23-24, 2016, at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY

For details on the training sessions and links to register, please go to

InCommon Goes Global: Joining the International Federation Community

edugainInCommon has joined 40 other national federations in the global interfederation service, allowing convenient single sign-on interaction with higher education institutions, research organizations, and corporate service providers around the world. We've provided information and resources here on the InCommon web.

InCommon Working Groups

InCommon has had a number of community Working Groups examining topics to help make federation easier for current and future InCommon participants. Check out the Working Group wiki page for up-to-date info. Check out the Working Group wiki pagefor up-to-date info.

Items of Interest

InCommon Futures Report (2009 strategic planning document) [PDF]

Working with Sponsored Partners

InCommon Resources Book [PDF]

Roadmap for NSF Cyberinfrastructure

Federation Return on Investment

InCommon Overview [PPT]

All About Attributes

InCommon Privacy Policy


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