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.
MCNC's Mark Johnson on Federated Identity and the Steward Program
MCNC's chief technology strategist, Mark Johnson, has published an article about the importance of federated identity and how it relates to K-14 education and the InCommon Steward Program. "MCNC and InCommon completed the required legal agreements last year to begin this work," Johnson writes, "and it currently serves as a model for what is expected to be important software infrastructure for education in the years to come."
Registration Open for Two InCommon Shibboleth Installation Workshops
Registration is open for InCommon Shibboleth Installation Workshops in Ann Arbor, Michigan (April 4-5) and Denver, Colorado (June 13-14). The two-day training sessions cover both the Identity Provider (IdPv3) software and the Service Provider software, as well as some integration issues. For details and to register, go to www.incommon.org/shibtraining.
Internet2 Trust and Identity Releases 2016 Accomplishments Report
The Internet2 and InCommon communities made significant strides during 2016 and we've developed a jam-packed report as a celebration!
Extending the Federation through eduGAIN and the Steward Project proof of concept (K-14)
Developing the first two TIER (Trust and Identity in Education and Research) software releases.
And much more!
We invite you to read the report and we thank all of our community members for their contributions.
Incident Handling Process in Place for InCommon Federation
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.
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.
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.