The InCommon Catalyst Program supports higher education institutions, research organizations, and sponsored partners in their implementation and use of the InCommon services and software.
Have questions about the Catalyst program? Check out the series of FAQs below to find the answers!
Internet2 announced the official launch of the InCommon Catalyst Program on June 8, 2021.
Through feedback collected from the community, individuals expressed interest in hiring a third party to support a range of solutions from augmenting their IAM staff to hosting Trusted Access Platform components. In response, we wanted to make industry experts easily accessible to our participants, so that they can quickly and seamlessly use InCommon Federation, eduroam and the associated Trusted Access Platform software. The program is specifically structured to feature community corporate and non-profit organizations that have expertise in InCommon IAM services and software and are committed to serving research and education.
A crucial component of a partner supporting the Catalyst Program is active involvement and contribution to our community for a minimum of one year. Some of our current Catalysts have collectively been supporting InCommon-related work for the research and education community for more than 10 years.
Looking for help getting one of the Trusted Access Platforms going? Want help setting up a DevOps environment? The Catalysts can set up an engagement with you—long or short—to help you get going or keep going on an IAM project. They can also help you connect into the InCommon Federation if you run a corporate IAM solution. Not sure who to go to? Let us know by telling a bit about what you’d like to do.
Anyone needing help deploying InCommon services and software solutions can contact the Catalysts for help.
Deep breaths, we’ve got you covered! Catalyst partners are industry experts and can provide guidance for your best path forward. Tell us what you are trying to solve for at your organization, and a Catalyst will help you develop a straightforward, solutions-oriented plan.
The catalyst partners are a collaborative team and work together to determine who can best serve your needs. All you need to do is tell us how we can help, and the right partner will connect with you on next steps.
InCommon acts as the preliminary liaison between your organization and a Catalyst partner. All contracts and financial agreements are coordinated and managed directly with the partner.
No, Catalysts work with any research and education organization. Some work with other sectors too.
Great news! You are on your way to receiving strategic guidance and implementation for your trust, identity and security needs. Let’s start a conversation!
Prospective Catalysts FAQ
Catalysts are active participants in the InCommon Community. We ask that you:
– Offer products and solutions that support InCommon software and services
– Participate in the community for at least one year prior to joining the program
– Self-attest to supporting community standards for specific programs
– Give back to the community in the form of service and annual case studies, or similar resources
We welcome growth and expansion of the Catalyst Program! There is no limit to the number of partners who can join.
– Meet with our team so that we can learn more about you and the services/product you offer
– Become an active participant with the InCommon Community
– Sign the InCommon Catalyst Program Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
– Join and collaborate with your Catalyst peers
– Contribute to the community every year
Companies are required to be an active participant for a minimum of one year before joining the Catalyst Program. Learn more about joining (and if you decide to join, welcome!).
There is no monetary fee to become a partner, beyond becoming a member of the Internet2 Industry Program.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll schedule an introductory call to meet your team and provide you with the information you need for next steps.