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Because Bad Things Happen: InCommon’s 2022 Cybersecurity Cooperation Exercise

By Kyle Lewis, Chair, Sirtfi Exercise Planning Working Group On November 14–18, 2022, ten participating organizations from the InCommon Federation came together to practice cybersecurity incident response cooperation using the REFEDS Sirtfi framework. This event culminated ten months of work by InCommon’s Sirtfi Exercise Planning Working Group (SEPWG) to pull off a distributed, multi-organizational cybersecurity…

And the Survey Says: Implementation of MFA Now More Commonplace

I’m not sure how many of you remember 2020, but most of it is a blur for me. In 2019, the NET+ Duo Service Advisory Board decided to conduct an MFA Community Survey to better understand how their peers used MFA and then build on the results to drive additional community adoption of MFA. We…

 InCommon Catalysts Bring Energy and Expertise to Community Conversations

Just as the name implies, the InCommon Catalyst Program, now completing its second year, was launched to bring added energy and expertise to the community’s identity and access management (IAM) efforts. Nine industry providers currently participate in the program: The Catalysts’ continued commitment to the InCommon community shines through in their service on InCommon advisory…

Brought to You by Community: InCommon Advisory Committee Nominations Under Review for 2023

Engagement with the community is the foundation of how we operate at InCommon. We appreciate the variety of ways our community comes together to develop best practices, guide the adoption of new technologies, and identify and resolve common challenges in research and education.  InCommon’s Advisory Committees are essential to moving this work forward. More than…

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.…

TechEx22 CAMP Speaker Spotlight: 4 Questions for Gail List

The identity and access management (IAM) track for the 2022 Internet2 Technology Exchange (TechEX), held in Denver from December 5–9, has real flavor.  (Check out the IAM track of sessions and Register now.) For example, along with her co-presenters Ethan Kromhout and Keith Wessel, University of Michigan Application Developer Lead Gail List will be serving…

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…

Our Valued Volunteers: Q&A with Keith Wessel, Principal Identity and Access Management Specialist – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

With this year’s Call for InCommon Advisory Committee Nominations in full swing, we are  highlighting some of our current and past volunteers from the community. (You can volunteer too! Submit your nomination by October 21.) Five years ago, Keith Wessel began serving on the InCommon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and is its current chair. Learn…

Kion Checks the Top Boxes

Internet2 Releases New NET+ Service The Internet2 NET+ team is excited to announce the release of NET+ Kion, one of the leading cloud enablement solution providers. In response to calls from the research and education community for account automation, cost management, and security monitoring tools for cloud enablement across AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, Internet2…

Our Valued Volunteers: 5 Questions for David Bantz,  IAM – University of Alaska 

Did you know that in 2021 InCommon volunteers collectively contributed 2,343 hours of time to help move the IAM community forward? We couldn’t do all we do without our valued volunteers. 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.…