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Apr.
2020

Federation

InCommon Moving Metadata Signing Online

April 1, 2020 As with most organizations, InCommon has adjusted its operations to ensure continuity of critical infrastructure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have accelerated the timing for a planned change in the way we sign metadata. Currently, two people need to physically be in our Ann…

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31
Mar.
2020

Federation

International Science Community Seeks Help from InCommon Participants

March 26, 2020 If your institution runs an InCommon Identity Provider, the international science community needs your help in connecting your researchers and scientists to collaborations that are rapidly forming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. How can you help them? Make it easier for your researchers, scientists, faculty, and…

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17
Mar.
2020

Federation

Your Feedback Needed for Proposed New Baseline Expectations

March 17, 2020 The InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) has proposed three additions to Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation. Last year, InCommon participants adopted the original Baseline Expectations to provide a baseline for trust and make collaboration more predictable. InCommon participants are asked to review and comment…

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29
Jan.
2020

Federation Software

Putting the User in “User Consent”

By Ken Klingenstein, Identity EvangelistInternet2 The Original Vision of federated identity anticipated a thriving ecosystem where attributes, more than identities, were carefully exchanged between holders of those attributes and relying parties to provide appropriate services. Privacy would be preserved; scalable access control would be enabled; users would be empowered. What…

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29
Jan.
2020

Federation Community

Baseline Expectations Survey Summary

By David Bantz, University of Alaska and vice-chair of CTAB  In 2017, the InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) began leading the InCommon community to develop and transition to Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation. The Baseline Expectations define a set of common practices aimed to increase…

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29
Jan.
2020

Federation

Early Reports: MDQ Proving a Time-Saver

Looking for reasons to consider the production release candidate of the InCommon metadata query service (MDQ)? Here’s an in-use memory graph at the moment a university switched to using MDQ in its production identity provider servers. In addition, a service provider reports: “We were able to switch to using…

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29
Jan.
2020

Federation

InCommon Fun Facts – August 2019

New InCommon Participants As of August 26, 2019, InCommon had 1,023 participants. Here are the new participants since the last update in July: Higher Education Tarleton State University Tarrant County College District University of the Incarnate Word Sponsored Partners 3rd Millennium Classrooms Albany Molecular Research, Inc Inova Health System Intellectus…

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29
Jan.
2020

Academy Community Federation Software

Jump Start Your Identity and Access Solutions

Looking for a better way to manage access to resources (on-prem or in the cloud)? Working on supporting collaboration within or outside or your organization and need some help? Need an easier way to update access when individuals change status or roles (at scale!)?   The InCommon Collaboration Success Program…

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29
Jan.
2020

Community Federation

Working Group Exploring Requirements for Cloud-based IdP Services

By Dean Woodbeck, InCommon Director of Community Awareness The InCommon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has chartered the IdP as a Service Working Group to explore ways to make it easier for organizations to participate in the InCommon Federation. Specifically, the working group will look at the technical and…

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