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Issue Resolved: Internet2 is Experiencing Difficulties Impacting Some Applications

Starting May 11, 2024, Internet2 DNS infrastructure was the target of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. The DDoS attack was designed in such a way that the volume and type of DNS requests would intermittently overwhelm specific DNS servers or, at times, the entire server group. This caused DNS resolution to be heavily…

InCommon Certificate Service to Present Community Survey Results and Use Cases

Since surveying its community of subscribers last September, InCommon has used this data to inform ongoing conversations with Sectigo about an updated agreement between InCommon and Sectigo.  These conversations have focused on incorporating features that align with current technologies as well as expanding the service to offer basic and premium tiers.  As the InCommon Certificate…

Learning from the Past While Looking to the Future

InCommon 2023 Year in Review Available Now The past is kind enough to give you lessons. The present is kind enough to give you opportunities. The future is kind enough to give you both. —Matshona Dhliwayo Zimbabwean-born and Canadian-based philosopher Matshona Dhliwayo’s keen observation about the interrelationship between the past, present, and future strikes us…

CommEX24: IT Service Governance for International Collaboration

Following recent challenges to trust and identity (T&I) enterprises across European networks, a significant question has emerged: is it really possible to build global services in the current geopolitical climate? To answer the question, national research and education network (NRENs) leaders from across Europe are convening on March 6 to discuss the future of the…

Countdown to Community Exchange 2024: 5 Internet2 Insights You’ll Hear in Chicago

It’s an event that evolves each year to reflect the latest technology trends, big questions, and emerging challenges across research and higher education. But one common thread underlies every Community Exchange: by the community, for the community. Deeply embedded and in tune with community needs and priorities, Internet2 leadership and staff are eager to share…

Bringing Identity and Security Together: InCommon’s 2023 Cybersecurity Cooperation Exercise

On November 17–23, 2023, 16 university, federation, and government security teams came together to participate in InCommon’s second annual cybersecurity cooperation exercise and practice using the REFEDS Sirtfi framework in a scripted scenario. Sirtfi is part of InCommon’s baseline expectations. In addition to InCommon organizations, the exercise saw participation from the Australian Access Federation and…

InCommon IAM Online Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with Jeremiah Haywood, Lead IAM Administrator, Illinois State University

By Apryl Motley, CAE, Communications Lead, InCommon Jeremiah Haywood, lead IAM administrator in the Office of Technology Solutions at Illinois State University (ISU), will be one of our featured speakers for “Case Study Showcase: Practical Applications of the InCommon TAP Components” as part of IAM Online on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. ET.  He…

Internet2 Welcomes New eduroam Support On-Ramp Organizations in Nevada and Washington

Nevada System of Higher Education and Washington’s K-20 Education Network to Help Bridge the Digital Divide for Students With Secure and Seamless eduroam Wi-Fi Access in K-12 Schools, Libraries, Museums, and Beyond WASHINGTON, D.C., September 6, 2023 – Internet2 announced today the latest research and education (R&E) institutions to join its eduroam Support Organizations program…

Getting Off Script with Grouper

Note: Grouper is one of the software solutions that makes up InCommon’s Trusted Access Platform, the research and education solution for identity and access management (IAM). The InCommon Team appreciates community members’ willingness to share their deployment stories to benefit others as they undertake their own software implementations. Princeton University deployed Grouper in July 2022.…

A Community Conversation about IAM in the Cloud

InCommon’s Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity (CACTI) will host “Extending IAM to the Cloud: It’s Still Your Program” as part of  IAM Online on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. ET with speakers Margaret Cullen, president and CEO, Painless Security, and Kevin Hickey, director of information security, University of Detroit Mercy.  (We want…