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Global Summit topics include IAM reboot, cloud-based identity providers, InCommon roadmap

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The Internet2 Global Summit (March 30-April 1 in Indianapolis) features a number of sessions related to InCommon and identity and access management. Some brief highlights are listed below. You can see the full line-up and registration information at the Global Summit website.

Extending eduroam to higher ed, K-12, and beyond: A pilot takes off in Utah – InCommon and the Utah Education and Telehealth Network has explored ways to extend eduroam to K-12 and throughout a community via a regional partnership. This session will discuss those experiences and Internet2’s plan for a program to allow similar partnerships with other regional networks.

Contrasting Solutions to Researcher Identity for Global Collaborations & Data Sharing – A number of developments are driving the urgent need for developers of scientific applications to better manage researcher identities and authorizations. This panel will present several different methods used by infrastructure providers and application developers to handle the identity management problem. 

So You’re Rebooting Your IAM Infrastructure? – When you are looking at upgrading your Identity and Access Management infrastructure, are commercial solutions your only option? Maybe not. Developers actively work on the open-source community-built solutions every day. What is the InCommon Trusted Access Platform and how does it compare to and compliment popular commercial IAM solutions? 

Opportunities and Challenges of Cloud-Based Identity Providers – For the past several months, the Identity Provider as a Service Working Group has considered the key elements and requirements for an outsourced Identity Provider. This is not a nice and naughty list of providers, but things to consider and potential unintended consequences of such a move.

InCommon Services and Software: A Roadmap – When InCommon was born more than 15 years ago, it operated an identity federation for research and education in the U.S. with the goal of making collaboration easier and improving the user experience. Today, that federation has grown substantially and InCommon has expanded its services. What’s next? Join this session for a whirlwind tour of where we’ve been and where we are headed, and how that affects you and your organization.