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15
Apr.
2021

Community Certificates Federation

InCommon Fun Facts – April 2021

April 15, 2021 Show your participation – InCommon has a nice badge logo for use by current participants. Take a look and download your very own. New InCommon Participants As of April 15, 2021, InCommon has 1,028 participants. Here are the new participants since the March newsletter: Higher EducationDefense…

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17
Mar.
2021

Federation Community

Federation Site Administrators Receive Baseline Expectations Notices

March 17, 2021 This week, InCommon operations began sending notices to Federation participants of the need to meet the new Baseline Expectation for Trust in Federation. Organizations received notices if they have identity providers and/or service providers that do not meet one or more of the expectations.  Most organizations received…

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17
Mar.
2021

Community Certificates Federation

InCommon Fun Facts – March 2021

March 17, 2021 New InCommon Participants As of March 17, 2021, InCommon has 1,025 participants. Here are the new participants since the February newsletter: Higher EducationCalifornia Institute of the ArtsColumbus College of Art and DesignUniversity System of New Hampshire, Office of the Chancellor Sponsored PartnerMerit Network, Inc. InCommon Federation The…

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05
Mar.
2021

Federation

NIH application to require multi-factor authentication

March 5, 2021 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced new identity management requirements that could affect access for faculty, researchers, and scientists. As of September 15, 2021, NIH will require multi-factor authentication and the release of attributes that are part of the REFEDS Research & Scholarship (R&S) bundle.

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18
Feb.
2021

Federation

Baseline Expectations Adoption and Reporting Begins

February 18, 2021 The move to adoption of the second set of Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation (BE2) is underway. The new expectations include three technical requirements aimed at improving security and the user experience that all InCommon Federation participants must meet during 2021: Each Identity Provider and…

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17
Feb.
2021

Federation

NIH to Begin Requiring Multifactor Authentication

February 17, 2021 The National Institutes of Health is moving to require multi-factor authentication (MFA) or two-factor authentication (2FA) for all or most of its services (for our purposes, we’ll lump those together and use MFA). This is significant for any campus or research organization with faculty, researchers, or scientists…

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09
Dec.
2020

Federation

Baseline Expectations v2 Implementation Begins

December 9, 2020 What’s next for round two of Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation, now that the community has vetted the changes and the InCommon Steering Committee has given its approval? In the spirit of the season, we’re makin’ a list and checkin’ it twice! InCommon operations will…

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20
Nov.
2020

Federation

Holiday changes for InCommon metadata signing

November 20, 2020 The upcoming holidays will affect the InCommon Federation metadata signing schedule. Thanksgiving Internet2 offices, thus InCommon, will be closed on November 25, 26 and 27, 2020. There will be no metadata signing on those three days.   Winter Seasonal Holidays Internet2 offices will be closed from December…

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