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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.

Hear About TIER

Take a look at our TIER video to see what CIOs are saying about TIER (Trust and Identity in Education and Research), a community-driven consistent approach to identity and access management. TIER aims to simplify campus processes and advance inter-institutional collaboration and research. TIER is both an open-source toolset (which includes Shibboleth IdP and Grouper, among other components) and a campus practice set.

InCommon Basics and Resources

Just in time for the 2016 Technology Exchange, we've published a new booklet outlining the basics of participating in InCommon and some helpful resources that are available.

Federation in Two Minutes

Our new animated video introduces you to federation and InCommon.

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 18-month report (Jan 2015 - June 2016)

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

Working with Sponsored Partners

InCommon Basics and Resources Booklet [PDF]

Roadmap for NSF Cyberinfrastructure

Federation Return on Investment

InCommon Overview [PPT]

All About Attributes

InCommon Privacy Policy



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