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'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
The 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
For 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.