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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.

Unicon Webinar: Two Campus Case Studies Implementing Shibboleth IdPv3

UniconJoin us Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at 2 pm ET, for an InCommon Affiliate (Internet2 Industry Program) webinar presented by Unicon. You'll hear two campus case studies on Shibboleth IdPv3 adoption. Unicon’s Johnathan Johnson, senior software engineer, will present with representatives from Portland State University and The University of Chicago on each institution’s journey with implementing Shibboleth IdPv3. Read details on the wiki

Registration Open - Next Shibboleth Installation Workshop - Arlington, Texas

Shibboleth logoRegistration is open for the InCommon Shibboleth Installation Workshop, October 19-20, at the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas. This two-day training session covers both the Identity Provider and Service Provider software, as well as some integration issues. The IdP portion of the workshop is based on the new IdPv3.

InCommon for Sponsored Partners

Interested in becoming a sponsored partner and providing services to InCommon participants? We have a quick summary of the benefits and a short screen-capture video that should help.

Three Certificate Service Case Studies

InCommon CertificatesDid you miss the IAM Online about the InCommon Certificate Service? We have the slides and archived Adobe Connect session available. You'll hear our panel discuss the InCommon Certificate Service and use of SSL, client, IGTF, EV, and other types of certificates. Panelists also discussed considerations if you are thinking about subscribing to the service, including certificate management and cost savings.

InCommon Working Groups

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

Current Working Groups:

Multifactor Authentication Interoperability Profile Working Group - This working group will develop and document requirements for an interoperability profile for MFA. All are welcome to participate.

Federation Interoperability Working Group - This working group will develop a set of minimal requirements for implementers and deployers of SAML software to interoperate in InCommon, as well as develop a list of policy issues and operational practices to be addressed and adopted by participants.

Recent Working Group Final Reports

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. The final report is available.

A complete list of working groups is on the wiki.

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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