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InCommon Academy Can Meet Your Team’s IAM Training Needs



By Erin Murtha, Director of the InCommon Academy

Erin Murtha

Does your team have a new staff member who needs a crash course on Shibboleth? Or a resident expert on identity and access management (IAM) who wants to upskill on Grouper, COmanage, or midPoint to lead the next phase of your institution’s IAM transformation?

Look no further than the InCommon Academy’s Trusted Access Platform training. Registration is still open for our fall 2021 workshops on Grouper, COmanage, Shibboleth, and midPoint

It’s a win-win for your employees’ professional development goals and your team’s journey to streamline IAM at your institution.

Our training lineup offers a blend of half-day virtual workshops spread over the course of a week, combined with self paced work and hands-on activities hosted in virtual machines. Participants can expect to build the skills and expertise they need… while avoiding that dreaded videoconference fatigue.

Consistently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, InCommon Academy workshops aren’t your run-of-the-mill training classes. Here’s why: 

  • Workshops are led by our Trusted Access Platform developers.
  • Participants stay connected and engaged through a variety of learning and collaboration tools, including Canvas, Zoom, and Slack.
  • Expert instructors offer opportunities for one-on-one support.
  • Fun is a key component of our training style.

Interested in learning more? Visit our web page or view the fall 2021 software training highlights below. If you have questions about the InCommon Academy or Trusted Access Platform training, please email

SchedulePrework: Week of September 20th  / Office Hours September 24, 12 – 2 p.m. ET
Live Workshops (via Zoom): September 28 – October 1, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET
RegistrationVisit the Grouper School web page. Don’t delay—registration is open through September 27!
More InformationWhat is Grouper? Grouper is more than just a fish—it’s the enterprise access management software that offers management of groups, roles, and permissions. Watch this short video introduction to Grouper.
What is Grouper School? This virtual workshop is delivered through self-paced learning, access to a class Slack channel, and four half-day sessions delivered through Zoom. The modules start with Grouper basics and progress through new Grouper features, access governance, security model, and administration.
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SchedulePrework: N/A
Live Workshops (via Zoom): October 18 – 21, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET
RegistrationVisit the COmanage Class web page. Early bird rates are in effect, so sign up before September 24 to save on tuition!
More InformationWhat is COmanage? COmanage is an identity registry with flexible enrollment and lifecycle management capabilities that helps you meet your identity management objectives using standardized tools and approaches. COmanage can be used as a central person registry, a guest management system, or a collaboration hub for scholarly collaborations.
What is COmanage Class? This hands-on virtual workshop provides a conceptual understanding of COmanage and the technical know-how to get up and running. Using the InCommon Trusted Access Platform packaged version, you will learn how to model your organization or collaboration and set up enrollment flows.
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SchedulePrework: N/A
Live Workshops (via Zoom): November 15 – 19, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET
RegistrationVisit the Shibboleth Training web page. Early bird rates are in effect, so sign up before October 22 to save on tuition!
More InformationWhat is Shibboleth? Shibboleth provides single sign-on that allows local, distributed, and cloud services to make informed authorization decisions for individual access to protected online resources in a privacy-preserving manner. Watch this short video introduction to Shibboleth.
What is the Shibboleth Installation Workshop? This hands-on virtual workshop demonstrates how to deploy the InCommon-ready Shibboleth Service and identity providers in a way that’s easy to install and manage. You will also learn how to modernize through the DevOps approach and dive into the world of containers and how they can make your life easier.
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SchedulePrework: Self-paced reading during the week of November 29th 
Live Workshops (via Zoom): December 7 – 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET
RegistrationVisit the midPoint Training web page. Early bird rates are in effect, so sign up before November 12 to save on tuition!
More InformationWhat is midPoint? midPoint, powered by Evolveum, is a general-purpose identity management and governance system used to synchronize and reconcile among multiple systems of record and sources of identity, as well as to provision and de-provision user accounts and groups into services.
What is the midPoint Basics Workshop? This virtual course is intended for identity management architects, identity management system engineers, and deployment partners who will customize, deploy, and support midPoint Identity Manager in a way that integrates with the InCommon Trusted Access Platform components. The modules include how to configure resources, create organizational structures, integrate Grouper with midPoint via messaging, and map and maintain role definitions in cooperation with Grouper.