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Collaboration Success Program

By Community. For Community.

Get going (together) on your identity and access solutions

Discover how your IAM systems measure up, how the InCommon Trusted Access Platform could help, and where to start. Let’s go!

The InCommon Collaboration Success Program (CSP) provides an opportunity for higher education and research organizations to discover, prototype and plan identity and access management services using the InCommon Trusted Access Platform and related services like the InCommon Federation.

Get just-in-time help from just-the-right person, whether it’s a developer, community implementer, or subject matter expert.

One CSP participant writes: “I appreciate access to the collective intelligence and experience of the community. You can’t buy that from a vendor.”

Key Program Benefits

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Access to InCommon community gatherings

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Engage in software training worth $16,000 plus lifetime discounts

Priority Access

Get tailored recommendations from experts

Program Summary

The Collaboration Success Program (CSP) helps higher education or research organizations learn how InCommon’s Trusted Access Platform suite of software can help them reach their identity and access management goals.

Maybe you’re just starting out and want to understand how your organization’s deployment compares to others. Where should you be going? How do you get the knowledge to get there? 

Maybe you’re an expert in Grouper or you wonder why InCommon provides training on deep-sea fishing (we don’t; Grouper is software). Maybe you want to upgrade or replace your home-grown system. You’re almost ready to move forward but could use some in-depth training and a chat or two with community experts to fine-tune your plans. You want to be sure.

Regardless of your place in the journey, the CSP can help.

The CSP’s modular approach allows you to pick and choose the right tools to support your training and planning efforts, ensuring that you’ll hit the ground running when it’s time to start implementing. Interested in learning more? Let us know by completing this brief form.

2021 – 2022 Roadmap

Program Highlights

The CSP provides a cost-effective solution for identity and access management, including these benefits:

What’s Included?

Phase 1: Discovery

During the Discovery Phase, you will:

  • Complete an IAM self-assessment and receive tailored recommendations for your roadmap 
  • Join the CSP slack channels to collaborate with program staff, other participants, alumni, software developers, and community implementers
  • Attend a half-day virtual kickoff meeting to share your organization’s goals and meet the experts
  • Access project planning templates and advice from InCommon staff and program alumni 
  • Access self-paced introductory BaseCAMP content
  • Leverage an expansive training experience, including:
    • Eight workshop registrations good for any InCommon Academy training classes
    • Component overviews with question and answer opportunities
  • Join exclusive bi-weekly CSP labs. Sample topics include a DevOps overview, container deployment and operational strategies, and demonstrations of InCommon solutions from our program alumni

You’ll leave the Discovery Phase with a better idea of next steps, how others are using the InCommon Trusted Access Platform and in-depth knowledge of your chosen software components.

Phase 2: Prototype and Plan

During the Prototype and Plan Phase, you will: 

  • Attend a two-day workshop to review your discovery process and prototype your ideas
  • Continue to learn about the Trusted Access Platform components
    • Prototype your plan for the Trusted Access Platform components through a sandbox model (and build your own!) 
    • Use the balance of your eight training credits
  • Attend regularly scheduled open office hours with developers and InCommon faculty for each of the software components
  • Access dedicated Slack channels with developers and experts to answer your questions
  • Work with program staff to make connections with other organizations engaged in projects like yours
  • Ready to start implementing? Go for it!

You’ll leave the Prototype and Planning phase with hands-on insight about how the components fit together and a working model of the Trusted Access Platform portion of your plan.

Application process and program fees

Are you ready to join us? It’s a painless process.

  1. Complete this brief questionnaire to share your interests
  2. Meet with us to learn more about the program
  3. If it’s right for you, register for the program using the link we will send to you. 

The $25,000 subscription fee for the program covers all of the activities that are outlined in the Program Benefits. Fees must be paid prior to participating in any activity except for the first workshop. Additional fees may be incurred for training workshops in excess of eight registrations per participating organization.

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