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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 8 million end-users (IPEDS data; October 2014). InCommon also operates a related assurance program, and offers certificate and multifactor authentication services.

July 8 IAM Online: Three Certificate Service Case Studies

Join our panel for a discussion about the InCommon Certificate Service and use of SSL, client, IGTF, EV, and other types of certificates during this monthly IAM Online webinar. Panelists will also talk about considerations if you are thinking about subscribing to the service, including certificate management and cost savings. Speakers from the University of Minnesota, the University of Rochester, the National Center for Supercomputing, and Comodo (InCommon's certificate provider) will share their thoughts and experiences.

Working Groups Reports Available

InCommon has had a number of community Working Groups examining topics to help make federation easier for current and future InCommon participants. Here are some links:

  • Alternative Identity Providers - evaluating alternative approaches for instantiating an IdP, joining InCommon and interoperating with service providers. The final report is available, along with assessment criteria.

  • External Identities - looking to move the community of knowledge towards the goal of making external identities useful and sufficiently trusted in a variety of campus-based use cases, focusing on the use of external identities by individuals, not the campus as a whole. The final report is available.
  • IdP of Last Resort - providing an IdP for an individual to use for federated access to services when the campus does not have an IdP or will not release the necessary attributes.
  • Multifactor Authentication Interoperability Profile - The InCommon Assurance Advisory Committee invites community participation in this working gorup, which will develop and document requirements for an interoperability profile for MFA.

Items of Interest

Common Identity and Trust Collaborative (CommIT) Project Home

Working with Sponsored Partners

InCommon Resources Book [PDF]

Roadmap for NSF Cyberinfrastructure

Federation Return on Investment

InCommon Overview [PPT]

All About Attributes


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