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18
Feb.
2021

Federation

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…

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17
Feb.
2021

Federation

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…

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07
Jan.
2021

Federation

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…

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09
Dec.
2020

Federation

Baseline Expectations v2 Implementation Begins

December 9, 2020 What’s next for round two of Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation, now that the community has vetted the changes and the InCommon Steering Committee has given its approval? In the spirit of the season, we’re makin’ a list and checkin’ it twice! InCommon operations will…

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20
Nov.
2020

Federation

Holiday changes for InCommon metadata signing

November 20, 2020 The upcoming holidays will affect the InCommon Federation metadata signing schedule. Thanksgiving Internet2 offices, thus InCommon, will be closed on November 25, 26 and 27, 2020. There will be no metadata signing on those three days.   Winter Seasonal Holidays Internet2 offices will be closed from December…

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06
Nov.
2020

Federation Community

Baseline Expectations 2 Take Effect

November 6, 2020 The InCommon Steering Committee has approved the second set of Baseline Expectations, including three technical requirements aimed at improving security and the user experience. This follows an extensive community collaboration and consultation process. Baseline Expectations 2 (BE2) includes three additional elements that all participants must meet during…

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10
Sep.
2020

Federation Community

Webinar: Baseline Expectations 2 Community Presentation and Discussion

September 10, 2020 Please plan to join a community presentation and discussion of the second round of Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation, which has just entered the community consultation phase. The InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) will open the webinar with information about Baseline Expectations in general…

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08
Sep.
2020

Federation Community

Feedback Sought on Baseline Expectations v2

September 8, 2020 The InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) has opened a consultation on a second set of Baseline Expectations, including three technical requirements aimed at improving security and the user experience.  Please review these expectations and take this opportunity to provide feedback. CTAB invites your input…

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25
Aug.
2020

Community Federation

InCommon Comments on NIST 800-63C

August 19, 2020 By Janemarie Duh (Lafayette College), Chair, InCommon Technical Advisory Committee InCommon has provided comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on its proposed revisions to SP 800-63C Digital Identity Guidelines: Federation and Assertions. Comments were due on August 10, 2020. The InCommon…

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