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Baseline Expectations Adoption and Reporting Begins

February 18, 2021 The move to adoption of the second set of Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation (BE2) is underway. The new expectations include three technical requirements aimed at improving security and the user experience that all InCommon Federation participants must meet during 2021: Each Identity Provider and Service Provider will secure its connection…

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NIH to Begin Requiring Multifactor Authentication

February 17, 2021 The National Institutes of Health is moving to require multi-factor authentication (MFA) or two-factor authentication (2FA) for all or most of its services (for our purposes, we’ll lump those together and use MFA). This is significant for any campus or research organization with faculty, researchers, or scientists that interact with NIH.  NIH…

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Meeting the NSF CC* InCommon-Related Requirements

January 5, 2021 This page provides guidance to CIOs and PIs on how to address InCommon-related requirements that NSF CC* solicitations must include in their Campus Cyberinfrastructure Plans. The language in the solicitation is: The plan should include the campus status and plans with respect to federated identity and specifically InCommon, including: if the campus…