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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.

IAM Online January 27 - What is TIER and What Does it Mean for Me?

TIER logoHave you heard about TIER (Trust and Identity in Education and Research)? Are you wondering which software packages are included? And why is the community doing this? The January IAM Online will begin to answer those questions with an introduction and discussion of TIER - Trust and Identity in Education and Research. TIER is both an identity and access management software suite and practice set under development.

Join us Wednesday, Jan 27, at 2 pm ET for this discussion. Details are here.

InCommon, TIER, and Trust and Identity at Internet2

Trust and Identity whiteboard videoWatch this whiteboard video to see how Internet2's trust and identity framework—including community-developed infrastructure services like InCommon and TIER—allows higher education institutions to offer amazing collaborative experiences, run more efficient and secure IT operations, share improved administrative practices, and enable incredible discoveries.

New Certificate Service Case Studies

Dollars saved, central approval and decentralized provisioning, unlimited certs -- those are a few of the reasons campuses subscribe to the InCommon Certificate Service. Read our new case studies from the University of Minnesota and the University of Rochester for the details.

Hear About TIER

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.

Items of Interest

InCommon Working Groups

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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