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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.

NSF Adds InCommon Requirements to Campus Cyberinfrastructure Solicitation

This year, the National Science Foundation’s proposal solicitation for its Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program has new InCommon-related requirements to help ensure that researchers can successfully use their campus credentials to access research-related services. The requirements touch on support for the R&S Category, as well as Baseline Expectations. See Tom Barton's blog post for details on meeting the NSF requirements.

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.

"Identities are People, Too: IAM Tooling that Works (December IAM Online)

Does your team spend time performing tasks that could/should be (or worse, are) self-service? Do you worry about disconnects between the intention and execution of your IAM policies? Do your IAM tools require training? Join us for the IAM Online webinar, “Identities are People, Too: IAM Tooling that Works.” The webinar will cover case studies of development efforts (and lessons learned) at Duke to progressively improve interfaces to IAM services.

NSF Requests InCommon-related Information in Campus Cybersecurity Proposals

Baseline ExpectationsThis year, the National Science Foundation’s proposal solicitation for its Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program has new InCommon-related requirements. These requirements help ensure that campus researchers can successfully use their campus credentials to access research related services available via global federation (InCommon and eduGain). Read this blog post to see how you can help your researchers by adopting InCommon's research-enabling tools.

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






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