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Meet the InCommon Catalysts

Planning, design, and software development . . . Catalysts can fill the gaps in your IAM program.


| IAM-as-a-Service for Research and Scholarship Collaborations | |
| Contact: Jim Basney, |

CILogon, a nonprofit subscription service from the University of Illinois, enables researchers and scholars to log on to cyberinfrastructure (CI). CILogon provides an open-source IAM platform for research and scholarship collaborations that combines federated identity management (Shibboleth) with collaborative organization management (COmanage Registry), directory services (OpenLDAP), OIDC/SAML proxy services (SATOSA), SAML Metadata Query services (pyFF), and capability-based authorization (SciTokens). CILogon follows REFEDS standards (Assurance, MFA, R&S, SIRTFI, voPerson).

Cirrus Identity

| The Swiss army knife of identity management for education | |
| Customer Success Use Case: University Access to Canadian Access Federation Services |
| Contact: Dedra Chamberlin, |

Cirrus Identity is the Swiss army knife of identity management for education. Pick one or more tools to improve IAM at your organization. Easily connect your campus IdP to InCommon with the Cirrus Bridge (supports Azure AD, Okta, GSuite, Slate, and more). Easily share your online service with multiple campuses using the Cirrus Proxy. Streamline access for applicants, parents, and alumni with external identities (Google, Microsoft, Amazon, or a campus-branded IdP hosted by Cirrus). Replace your local guest account system with our pre-built sponsored account flows and account linking service.


| midPoint: The open source identity management and governance platform | |
| Contact: Igor Farinic, |

Evolveum is the creator of comprehensive open source identity management and identity governance platform called midPoint. The organization aims on midPoint’s stability and security, suitability for variously-sized deployments, inter-organization cooperation and identity first philosophy. Evolveum offers services focusing on the product maintenance and development, whereas its partners provide project consultancies and hands on. The possibility to use midPoint as entity registry for creating and managing unique institutional identities and its provisioning & deprovisioning features focused strongly on higher education needs make midPoint the first choice of such vertical.

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Instrumental Identity

Instrumental identity | IAM Strategy and Implementation Services Focused on Higher Education Needs|| Contact: Mark Earnest,

Instrumental Identity has worked with many universities on strategic identity and access management initiatives since our inception in 2011. Our expert consultants are based throughout the U.S., have many years in the industry, and bring to bear a vast set of skillsets in many technologies and programming languages, in addition to having an extensive understanding of the products and services within a university environment. Instrumental Identity consistently works with vendors in the marketplace to assess their maturity levels to help our clients achieve their goals and objectives. We remain vendor-agnostic with all our engagements as customer success is our main priority.

Moran Technology Consulting

| Transformative IAM Solutions for Education & Research | |
| Contact: Scott Weyandt, |

Moran Technology Consulting (MTC) provides Identity and Access Management (IAM) assessments, strategic planning, roadmaps, platform selection, and implementation services. We have worked with nearly 300 universities, university systems, and colleges. Our IAM Assessment Framework builds upon international standards and InCommon’s Trusted Access Platform (TAP) Reference Architecture to assess and improve our clients’ IAM programs: governance, operations, business processes, architecture, and technology. We enable our clients to implement transformative IAM programs and identity focused cybersecurity solutions.

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| Software Engineering, Consulting, and Support |
| Contact: Amy Cannon, | 

Omnibond is a customer-oriented software engineering, consulting, and support company focused on identity and access management, HPC and AI cyberinfrastructure, and AI technologies for transportation and logistics. Several products highlight Omnibond’s expertise: OmniPasskey, enabling passwordless capabilities to research and education federations; Adaptive Framework (AFW), creating the next generation of open adaptive data and identity storage; NetIQ identity management connectors, providing provisioning for a large number of platforms and services; CloudyCluster, on-demand cloud HPC infrastructure with the familiar look and feel of on-prem HPC systems, fully integrated with Open OnDemand; and TrafficVision, creating safe highways using AI and analytics across many states.

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Provision IAM

| Automated. Audit Ready. Certifiably Secure. |
| Contact: Matt Growden,

Provision IAM is a full-service technology agency, driven to be a leader in developing dynamic solutions for identity and access management (IAM) challenges in research and higher education. We have additional strengths in crafting digital solutions for the insurance and financial industry. We are experts in a variety of fields, specifically IAM, DevOps, UX design, and project management.

Research Data and Communications Technologies

| Connecting Research | |
| Contact: Franklin Santana, |

RDCT is a benefit corporation that builds and supplements cyberinfrastructure for a global clientele. We build and support solutions for research collaboration with customers in higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, as well as US and foreign governments. Our client partnerships ensure an understanding of the mission of the agencies and organizations that we serve. We have extensive experience supporting clinical trials, bioinformatics, and life sciences unique understanding of the risk management frameworks and the ethical considerations and a commitment to data accuracy.

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SCG Collaboration Group

| Enabling Research Collaboration Since 2011 | |
| Contact: Benn Oshrin, |

SCG Collaboration Group’s expertise is in providing solutions that support research collaboration and library/scholarly communications based on a deep understanding of their complex and global context. We serve as the open source lead of the COmanage project, which provides lifecycle management for organizations of all types. We provide consulting services in architecture and design, implementation and development, training, and project management, supporting higher education, research, government, enterprises, and NGOs.


| Identity Management Solutions and Consulting Services | |
| Contact: Charise Arrowood, |

With decades of IAM experience, Unicon services and supports all of InCommon’s Trusted Access Platform applications. Unicon provides a range of services from strategic evaluations through implementation to improve security and empower collaboration across all levels. Our holistic approach, combined with your roadmap will help to solve the challenges of securing a robust IAM infrastructure. With our Open Source Support services, institutions have access to the resources to assist with recommendations, guidance and consulting needs of your InCommon Trusted Access Platform Identity solution. Our goal is to collaborate, educate and assist in ensuring your Identity solution, while on-prem or in the cloud is secure and meets the needs of your users.

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Vantage Technology Consulting Group

| Cybersecurity, Network, and Governance Consulting Services | | 
| Contact: Jacqueline Pitter, CISSP, | 

The members of the Vantage team are trusted advisors and thought leaders, who have spent their careers in and around higher-ed IT. Our service areas include strategic planning, network modernization, research computing, data governance, cybersecurity, and privacy and risk management. We are experienced in leading teams from concept inception to strategic and tactical planning, stakeholder engagement, procurement, and implementation oversight. We are passionate about the higher ed mission and dedicated to helping IT groups enable and support institutional success. 

West Arete

| Custom software development for the InCommon community | |
| Contact: Scott Woods |

For 16 years, higher education has trusted West Arete to develop and support its mission-critical custom software applications. We specialize in adapting your institution’s software to take full advantage of your investment in the InCommon Federation and the InCommon Trusted Access Platform.