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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

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 will be joined by fellow panelists Grady…

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…

InCommon Academy Instructor Insights: Making the Most of midPoint

With our next virtual midPoint Basics workshop coming up November 7–10, we asked instructor Ivan Noris,  an expert identity engineer at InCommon Catalyst Evolveum, to share his insights on its benefits. (Register for training with Ivan now.) What do you hope attendees will learn from midPoint training? I hope attendees will understand how midPoint works, why…

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…