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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 10 million end-users (IPEDS data; November 2016). InCommon also operates a related assurance program, and offers certificate and multifactor authentication services.

2017 Trust and Identity Accomplishments Report

Support for collaboration, maturing delivery of software and services, and expanding and enhancing community trust were three overarching themes for Trust and Identity in 2017. Read about theaccomplishments of the Trust and Identity community, including InCommon, in this document. (Note, this link goes to the Internet2 website.)

Document Outlines the InCommon Trust Model

InCommon has published "Trusted Relationships for Access Management: The InCommon Model." The document provides a high-level introduction to the model for trusted relationships within the InCommon Federation. Primarily intended for executives and business managers, the document will be helpful for anyone involved in identity and access management.

Certificate Service Adds SSO and MFA for Campus Cert Administrators

InCommon Certificate Service logoThe InCommon Certificate Services and nine university subscribers have successfully completed a pilot, testing the use of single sign-on (SSO) and multifactor authentication (MFA) to log in to the Comodo Certificate Manager. This long-requested feature is now available for any Certificate Service subscriber that also operates an Identity Provider in the InCommon Federation.

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

Trust and Identity whiteboard videoFor more-detailed information on TIER, watch the archived webinar: What is TIER and What Does it Mean for Me?

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.

Items of Interest

InCommon Working Groups

Internet2 Trust and Identity 2016 Accomplishments

InCommon 18-month report (Jan 2015 - June 2016)

Working with Sponsored Partners

InCommon Basics and Resources Booklet [PDF]

Federation Return on Investment

InCommon Overview [PPT]

All About Attributes

InCommon Privacy Policy

Roadmap for NSF Cyberinfrastructure






InCommon News

Federation News

Certificate Service News

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