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The IAM Intro Event of the Year, delivering an insightful entryway into InCommon and the fundamentals of identity and access management

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BaseCAMP Basics

InCommon BaseCAMP is a unique, five-day, virtual workshop ideal for those new to identity and access management (IAM), new to InCommon, or both!

2023 BaseCAMP dates: July 10 – 14, 2023

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BaseCAMP Highlights

Designed for IAM practitioners and leaders alike, this workshop delivers relevant content for every skill level, so whether you’re just starting out or are more seasoned, InCommon BaseCAMP has you covered. Attendees will gain critical insights into:

What’s more, attendees get connected to a vibrant community of peers to learn and share!

Registration Information

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International Partners

* Buy 2, Get 1 Free promotion is available for multiple participants from an institution. Once 2 individuals register from your organization, please contact us at, and we will send you a personal code to register the third person at no cost!

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Want to know more about the BaseCAMP experience? Kathy Wright of Clemson shares highlights from her experience at InCommon BaseCAMP 2021.

Who Should Attend BaseCAMP?

  • IAM architects, system engineers, technical practitioners, business analysts, project managers, leaders, and decision makers.
  • Those new to identity and access management or federated access.
  • Those responsible for the operation of identity and access management systems or components – in higher education, at a research institution, or at a service provider.
  • Those considering retooling their IAM systems to include open source solutions.
  • Those who want to learn more about the InCommon Trusted Access Platform and its components: Shibboleth, Grouper, COmanage, and midPoint.

What are the Learning Objectives?

  • Get immersed in the fundamentals of identity and access management and the unique challenges higher education faces.
  • Understand common and emerging IAM requirements on campuses and tips and strategies for implementing IAM solutions
  • Discover the ins and outs of the InCommon Trusted Access Platform components, built specifically for research and education, meeting your IAM and budget requirements. 
  • Find out about federated access and the InCommon Federation what it is, who is using it, and why it matters to your institution. 
  • Get practical insights for working with service providers.
  • Hear stories of success from institutions deploying each of the Trusted Access Platform components.
  • Get help with your identity project.
  • Build your network with experts and peers and get connected to the community.

What’s in the Program?

We kick off the week with an interactive mini-course on the basics of identity and access management. We progress through IAM requirements and what it realistically takes to implement solutions, then dive into each of the Trusted Access Platform components, Federation essentials, service provider tips, case studies, support, and community! 

Check out the full program!

CAMPer Testimonials

We love BaseCAMP, but don’t take our word for it. Check out these testimonials:

“BaseCAMP was a great introduction to IAM concepts and tools. Anyone joining an IAM team or involved with anything identity related would get a lot of value from the information presented.”

“A fun and lively week of half days learning introductory basics of IAM and getting introduced to the IAM community.”

“​​BaseCAMP offered a refreshing mix of IAM content from high level discussions to some deep dive examples. Presenters were friendly, knowledgeable, and encouraged community engagement.”

“This event was filled with valuable knowledge, and was a great experience. The community is welcoming and truly wonderful. Each person involved genuinely wanted to help and make your IAM journey better.”


All cancellations received on or before 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, June 23, 2023, are entitled to a full conference refund less a $20 administrative fee. There will be no refunds after this date. If you cancel after 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, June 23, 2023, and have not paid by any other means, your credit card will be charged the cost of the registration fee. If you cancel your registration after 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, June 23, 2023, you may name another person from your organization to take your place for meetings that allow transferred registrations. To cancel, transfer, or make changes to your registration, please contact Thank You.

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