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 operates an identity management federation, a related assurance program, and offers certificate and multifactor authentication services.
The InCommon Federation is the identity management federation for US research and education, and their sponsored partners. InCommon serves more than 6 million end users through federated identity management.
The InCommon Certificate Program provides unlimited certificates, for all of your domains, for one fixed annual fee. This includes SSL, extended validation, client (personal), and code signing certificates.
The InCommon Assurance Program certifies campuses and non-profit sponsored partners and research organizations that meet the requirements of InCommon Bronze and Silver assurance profiles. These practices determine the confidence in the accuracy of a user's electronic identity and help mitigate risk for the Service Provider.
IAM Online Sponsors Virtual Working Group Sessions May 20-21
IAM Online — the monthly webinar series sponsored by InCommon, Internet2, and EDUCAUSE — has scheduled a special series of virtual working group meetings to showcase key identity and access management tools and services. Join us to: hear an overview of each project, find out about the current work, and learn how your campus can benefit.
Save the Date: Identity Week Scheduled for November 11-15
We're combining the top identity meetings and special programming into one event, Identity Week, November 11-15, 2013, in San Jose, California. ACAMP, CAMP, and REFEDS will all take place that week, providing a first-rate conference and unconference experience for those new to identity management, thought-leaders in the field, and all experience levels in between.
U.S. Government Approves Streamlined Assurance Practices
InCommon proudly announces new Assurance Program specification documents that offer significant community benefits, including a much easier path toward Bronze certification, and approval by the U.S. government. The changes come after extensive work by the research and higher education community. See the full announcement, and consider adopting Bronze!
New Pricing for Duo Security Two-Factor Authentication
Duo Security has a new pricing model for its phone-based two-factor authentication program offered through InCommon. InCommon participants can take advantage of the $5/user/year pricing with a minimum of just 500 individuals. See the details.
InCommon Federation Technical Guide
The InCommon Federation Technical Guide provides a convenient way to locate the details and documentation for implementing federated identity management with InCommon. The guide includes three sections: Precursors to Technical Implementation, Technical Implementation, and Advanced Topics.
Quest Software, now a part of Dell, offers Quest One Identity Solutions empower higher education organizations to expand learning options and collaboration, while providing the scalability and flexibility to proactively manage ever-changing user communities, regulations and diverse technology platforms.
VivánTech provides strategic consulting, software-related services, and project management to the higher education community. Its unique offerings include enterprise software strategy, secure mobile applications for enterprise systems, workflow automation solutions with graphical front-ends, cloud solutions and others.
The InCommon Affiliate Program connects higher education institutions with commercial or non-profit organizations that provide software, content, guidance, support, and implementation and integration services related to participating in the federation.