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.
Why use eduroam for Wireless?
Eduroam is the international federated WiFi service, with the U.S. node operated by Internet2. Take a look at our info sheet for basic information and benefits of eduroam.
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.
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 Denver InCommon Shibboleth Installation Workshop
Registration is open for an InCommon Shibboleth Installation Workshop inDenver, 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.
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.