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The Provisioning Best Practices Cookbook: Community Consultation Now Open

Provisioning is hard. Provisioning well is even harder. There are many ways an organization can provision identities, credentials, services, and more, but finding ways that scale, handle edge cases, and stand the test of time can be extremely challenging.  Then there’s de-provisioning: the thing that we say we’ll get to later but don’t until there’s…

TechEX22 CAMP Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with Nick Lewis

We’re just a few weeks away from the 2022 Internet2 Technology Exchange (TechEX), taking place in Denver from December 5–9.  Nine-time TechEX presenter Nick Lewis, program manager, NET+ Cloud Services – Security and Identity, will be one of the featured speakers for the identity and access management (IAM) track.  (Check out the IAM track of…

Get IAM Done. Better. Faster. Together.

2022-23 InCommon Collaboration Success Program Cohort Currently Under Way Collaboration around access and identity lifecycle management continues. The 2022-23 Cohort of the InCommon Collaboration Success Program (CSP) kicked off in September. There are nine institutions participating in this year’s cohort: Tufts University University of New Brunswick University of California, Santa Barbara University of Virginia University…

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…

InCommon Academy Instructor Insights: Go with Shibboleth for Synergy and Streamlining

With our next virtual Shibboleth workshop coming up October 3–7, we asked co-Instructors Paul Caskey,  an IAM architect at Internet2, and Paul Riddle, an identity architect at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), to share their insights on its benefits. How does understanding more about Shibboleth and implementing it help streamline workload? Paul C.: …

TechEX22 CAMP 2022 Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with Heather Flanagan

The 2022 Internet2 Technology Exchange (TechEX), held in Denver from December 5–9,  truly has something for everyone in the research and education community, especially identity and access management (IAM) professionals.  (Check out the IAM track of sessions and register now.) A TechEx attendee for almost two decades, Heather Flanagan, principal at InCommon Catalyst Spherical Cow…

Getting the Band Back Together at TechEX

As I’ve navigated the fall of 2022, I’m struck that it has an exciting familiarity to it. “Exciting” and “familiarity” don’t often go together, so I got to wondering why I was feeling excited about something that wasn’t new and shiny. After a bunch of long dog walks, I think I figured it out. There are…

Configuring COmanage: 4 Concepts You Should Know

Your organization can leverage COmanage software as a central person registry, a guest management system, and/or a collaboration hub for scholarly collaborations. However, before you configure anything, there are four concepts you should bear in mind: People COmanage is primarily, but not exclusively, a registry for people. People are modeled through the information stored about…

InCommon IAM Online Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with Tariq Wilson, Software Engineer, UNC-Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is on its way toward having passwordless logins. Seven months ago, the university launched a pilot to test its implementation of WebAuthn, known locally as Carolina Key. For our Oct. 19 IAM Online webinar, software engineer Tariq Wilson will discuss the design of and key decisions made…

Our Valued Volunteers: 5 Questions for Josh Drake

With this year’s Call for InCommon Advisory Committee Nominations currently underway, we are highlighting some of our current and past volunteers from the community. (You can volunteer too! Submit your nomination by October 21.) Josh Drake was a member of the Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity (CACTI) in 2021. Learn more about Josh…