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July 13, 2020

By Erin Murtha, Internet2

Budget and resource constraints have impacted colleges, universities, and research agencies across the country. But identity and access management (IAM) challenges have only grown with more people working and learning remotely. It is a tough atmosphere, but whether you’re new to IAM or retooling, InCommon has developed a way for you to learn about potential community-source solutions, engage in training, and get advice along the way. 

The InCommon Collaboration Success Program (CSP) is designed to help higher education or research organizations reach their identity and access management (IAM) goals. Through the use of InCommon’s Trusted Access Platform IAM suite and services, the CSP provides an opportunity for organizations to discover, prototype and plan IAM services. The deadline to express your interest (by filling out a simple form) is August 18, 2020.

Get just-in-time help from just-the-right person, whether it’s a developer, community implementer, or subject matter expert. Work with others on one (or more) common identity and access management solutions and participate in training, prototyping and planning opportunities. Through the CSP, you will: 

  • Discover how your Identity system compares with your peers and get feedback on what to tackle first.
  • Work with community experts on developing a plan to shorten time to deployment.
  • Get in-depth training on any or all of the InCommon Trusted Access Platform. Components: Shibboleth, Grouper, midPoint and COmanage.
  • Prototype your implementation in our sandbox environment and try out your ideas.
  • Learn about community DevOps best practices so you’re ready to implement.
  • Get your questions answered along the way by the software developers, community implementers and training faculty. 

For a complete list of benefits, check out our website

Looking to join but want to know what others think about the program? Check out a few comments from previous CSP participants: 

“I appreciate access to the collective intelligence and experience of the community. You can’t buy that from a vendor,” Jan Tax, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

“Our long-term goal of incorporating more components of the InCommon Trusted Access Platform will help standardize on a set of IAM tools developed specifically for higher education.” Lacey Vickery, University of North Carolina – Charlotte

For more comments from previous CSP participants, see our last CSP blog post. Interested? You can complete this form (no commitment!) by August 18th to express your interest. We’ll then follow up with you about your plans and fit for the program. Please visit our website for more details, or email