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Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation (foundational document)

Baseline Expectations FAQ (leads to wiki)

Processes for Consensus and Dispute Resolution (leads to wiki)

Baseline Expectations Overview and Strategy

Baseline Expectations for InCommon Execs

Baseline Expectations Wiki (webinar slides and recordings, blog posts, additional resources and information)

Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation

October 11 Webinar
Meeting Baseline Expectations

Does your organization need help - or additional information - about meeting Baseline Expectations? This webinar will provide information and an opportunity to ask questions.

When? Thurs., Oct. 11
4 pm ET / 3 pm CT / 2 pm MT / 1 pm Pt

Where? Zoom -

Or, phone coordinates:
(669) 900-6833 or
(646) 558 8656
Webinar ID: 927 608 325

What? Information on meeting Baseline Expectations, including guidance on privacy and logo URLs, using the Federation Manager to make changes, next steps in the Baseline process.

The InCommon community has adopted the Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation to improve interoperability. Led by the InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board, the community determined that a set of common expectations that all participants meet will:

  • provide a baseline for trust
  • make collaboration more predictable
  • ensure that the InCommon Federation’s strategic value to research and education continues to grow

The Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation are comprised of three brief sets of statements for: Identity Provider Operators (IdP), Service Provider Operators (SP), and the Federation Operator.

The community has also developed processes for reaching consensus and resolving displutes. Details are available on the wiki for these processes:

  • Community Consensus Process
  • Dispute Resolution Process
  • Process for Altering or Removing entities from metadata
  • Reinstatement process

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