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15
Apr.
2020

Federation

Have you visited the new InCommon Federation wiki?

April 16, 2020 By Albert Wu In Fall 2019, the InCommon Federation launched a new consolidated Federation documentation wiki. This new wiki re-organizes materials developed over the years to make things easier to find and navigate. This is an integral part of our continued effort to make the InCommon…

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15
Apr.
2020

Federation Community

InCommon Metadata Signing and the Pandemic

April 15, 2020 By Nicholas Roy Everyone in the InCommon Participant community has been affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. One of the best things about this community is how it responds to shared challenges, divides up the problem space, and offers solutions rapidly.  A recent example is quickly changing…

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15
Apr.
2020

Federation Community

The Research & Scholarship Club Wants You

April 15, 2020 Just three weeks ago, the international science community asked for help. Schools and research organizations could make it easier for researchers and scientists to join global collaborations formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a matter of an identity provider releasing a few pieces of…

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15
Apr.
2020

BaseCAMP Academy Events Federation Software

InCommon BaseCAMP Goes Virtual – July 20-24, 2020

April 15, 2020 Given the uncertainties over the COVID-19 outbreak and for the safety of our community and staff, InCommon will hold BaseCAMP as a virtual meeting. Originally scheduled for June in Milwaukee, BaseCAMP will now take place July 20-24 (roughly four hours each day). Details of the program and…

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01
Apr.
2020

Federation

InCommon Moving Metadata Signing Online

April 1, 2020 As with most organizations, InCommon has adjusted its operations to ensure continuity of critical infrastructure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have accelerated the timing for a planned change in the way we sign metadata. Currently, two people need to physically be in our Ann…

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31
Mar.
2020

Federation

International Science Community Seeks Help from InCommon Participants

March 26, 2020 If your institution runs an InCommon Identity Provider, the international science community needs your help in connecting your researchers and scientists to collaborations that are rapidly forming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. How can you help them? Make it easier for your researchers, scientists, faculty, and…

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17
Mar.
2020

Federation

Your Feedback Needed for Proposed New Baseline Expectations

March 17, 2020 The InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) has proposed three additions to Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation. Last year, InCommon participants adopted the original Baseline Expectations to provide a baseline for trust and make collaboration more predictable. InCommon participants are asked to review and comment…

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29
Jan.
2020

Federation Software

Putting the User in “User Consent”

By Ken Klingenstein, Identity EvangelistInternet2 The Original Vision of federated identity anticipated a thriving ecosystem where attributes, more than identities, were carefully exchanged between holders of those attributes and relying parties to provide appropriate services. Privacy would be preserved; scalable access control would be enabled; users would be empowered. What…

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29
Jan.
2020

Federation Community

Baseline Expectations Survey Summary

By David Bantz, University of Alaska and vice-chair of CTAB  In 2017, the InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) began leading the InCommon community to develop and transition to Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation. The Baseline Expectations define a set of common practices aimed to increase…

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