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09
Dec.
2022

Federation Events

Because Bad Things Happen: InCommon’s 2022 Cybersecurity Cooperation Exercise

By Kyle Lewis, Chair, Sirtfi Exercise Planning Working Group Kyle Lewis On November 14–18, 2022, ten participating organizations from the InCommon Federation came together to practice cybersecurity incident response cooperation using the REFEDS Sirtfi framework. This event culminated ten months of work by InCommon’s Sirtfi…

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02
Dec.
2022

Catalyst

 InCommon Catalysts Bring Energy and Expertise to Community Conversations

By Apryl Motley, Technical Writer & Communications Lead, Internet2 Trust and Identity/NET+ Service

Just as the name implies, the InCommon Catalyst Program, now completing its second year, was launched to bring added energy and expertise to the community’s identity and access management (IAM) efforts. Nine industry providers currently participate in the program: The Catalysts’ continued commitment to the InCommon community shines through…

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01
Dec.
2022

TechEx

The Provisioning Best Practices Cookbook: Community Consultation Now Open

By Keith Wessel, Principal Identity and Access Management Specialist, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Keith Wessel Provisioning is hard. Provisioning well is even harder. There are many ways an organization can provision identities, credentials, services, and more, but finding ways that scale, handle edge cases, and stand the test of time can be extremely challenging.  Then there’s de-provisioning: the thing that we say we’ll…

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18
Nov.
2022

Community

Brought to You by Community: InCommon Advisory Committee Nominations Under Review for 2023

By Ann West, Associate Vice President for Trust and Identity, Internet2, and Executive Director, InCommon

Engagement with the community is the foundation of how we operate at InCommon. We appreciate the variety of ways our community comes together to develop best practices, guide the adoption of new technologies, and identify and resolve common challenges in research and education.  InCommon’s Advisory Committees are essential to…

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16
Nov.
2022

TechEx Cloud

TechEX22 CAMP Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with Nick Lewis

By Apryl Motley, Technical Writer & Communications Lead, Internet2 Trust and Identity/NET+ Service

We’re just a few weeks away from the 2022 Internet2 Technology Exchange (TechEX), taking place in Denver from December 5–9.  Nine-time TechEX presenter Nick Lewis, program manager, NET+ Cloud Services – Security and Identity, will be one of the featured speakers for…

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15
Nov.
2022

Community

Get IAM Done. Better. Faster. Together.

By Apryl Motley, Technical Writer & Communications Lead, Internet2 Trust and Identity/NET+ Service

2022-23 InCommon Collaboration Success Program Cohort Currently Under Way Collaboration around access and identity lifecycle management continues. The 2022-23 Cohort of the InCommon Collaboration Success Program (CSP) kicked off in September. There are nine institutions participating in this year’s cohort: Tufts UniversityUniversity of New BrunswickUniversity of California, Santa…

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08
Nov.
2022

IAM Webinars Academy

A Community Conversation about IAM in the Cloud

By Apryl Motley, Technical Writer & Communications Lead, Internet2 Trust and Identity/NET+ Service

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes InCommon’s Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity (CACTI) will host “Extending IAM to the Cloud: It’s Still Your Program” as part of  IAM Online on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. ET…

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08
Nov.
2022

Grouper Software

Getting Off Script with Grouper

By Jason Rappaport, DevOps Engineer, Princeton University

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Note: Grouper is one of the software solutions that makes up InCommon’s Trusted Access Platform, the research and education solution for identity and access management (IAM). The InCommon Team appreciates…

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07
Nov.
2022

TechEx

TechEx22 CAMP Speaker Spotlight: 4 Questions for Gail Lift

By Apryl Motley - Technical Writer & Communications Lead, Internet2 Trust and Identity/NET+ Service

The identity and access management (IAM) track for the 2022 Internet2 Technology Exchange (TechEX), held in Denver from December 5–9, has real flavor.  (Check out the IAM track of sessions and Register now.) For example, along with her…

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02
Nov.
2022

midPoint Academy

InCommon Academy Instructor Insights: Making the Most of midPoint

By Apryl Motley, CAE, Communications Lead, InCommon

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes With our next virtual midPoint Basics workshop coming up November 7–10, we asked instructor Ivan Noris,  an expert identity engineer at InCommon Catalyst Evolveum, to share his insights on its benefits. (Register…

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