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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.

Federation in Two Minutes

Our new animated video introduces you to federation and InCommon.


Proposed Baseline Expectations, Cert Review Among Items Open for Comment

The InCommon Assurance Advisory Committee has drafted a document, "Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation," which could lead to a replacement for the POP (Participant Operational Practices), which is available for comment. The Certificate Service Review Working Group has outlined desired changes and features for the InCommon Certificate Service, and is also open for comment. See the new Trust and Identity Consultations wiki page for details.

Shibboleth Identity Provider V3 Hall of Fame

Do you operate a Shibboleth IdP in the InCommon Federation? Have you upgraded to the Shibboleth Identity Provider V3? Check out our Hall of Fame of IdPv3 participants. End-of-life of IdPv2 is nigh - July 31, 2016. If you haven't done so, make your plans to upgrade and add your IdP to our list.

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 page for 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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