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05
Mar.
2021

Federation

NIH application to require multi-factor authentication

March 5, 2021 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced new identity management requirements that could affect access for faculty, researchers, and scientists. As of September 15, 2021, NIH will require multi-factor authentication and the release of attributes that are part of the REFEDS Research & Scholarship (R&S) bundle.

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18
Feb.
2021

BaseCAMP Academy

IAM Overview? Federation Basics? BASECamp Presentations Can Help

February 18, 2021 InCommon is making the recorded BaseCAMP sessions available to those who were not able to attend at a discounted $98 price. Those materials include: Identity and Access Management Overview and Basics – Tom Jordan (University of Wisconsin) provides a high-level tour of the higher ed IAM landscape,…

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18
Feb.
2021

Community

InCommon Fun Facts – February 2021

February 18, 2021 Show your participation InCommon has a nice badge logo for use by current participants. Take a look and download your very own. New InCommon Participants As of February 18, 2021, InCommon has 1,025 participants. Here are the new participants since the January newsletter: Higher EducationGeorgia Gwinnet…

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18
Feb.
2021

Federation

Baseline Expectations Adoption and Reporting Begins

February 18, 2021 The move to adoption of the second set of Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation (BE2) is underway. The new expectations include three technical requirements aimed at improving security and the user experience that all InCommon Federation participants must meet during 2021: Each Identity Provider and…

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17
Feb.
2021

Federation

NIH to Begin Requiring Multifactor Authentication

February 17, 2021 The National Institutes of Health is moving to require multi-factor authentication (MFA) or two-factor authentication (2FA) for all or most of its services (for our purposes, we’ll lump those together and use MFA). This is significant for any campus or research organization with faculty, researchers, or scientists…

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17
Feb.
2021

Academy COmanage Shibboleth

Shibboleth and COmanage Training Available

February 17, 2021 There is still time to register for the next Shibboleth installation and configuration workshop, which takes place February 22-26 (online). A COmanage installation and configuration workshop is scheduled for March 22-26, also online. Early bird rates are in effect through February 26 for COmanage. These virtual workshops…

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18
Feb.
2021

Academy

Collaboration Success Program Can Jump-Start Your IAM Plans

February 17, 2021 Are you wrestling with a thorny IAM issue that would benefit from some outside help? Are you planning a reboot, but don’t really know where to start? The Collaboration Success Program could help. InCommon will offer the fourth Collaboration Success Program (CSP) this fall and is…

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25
Jan.
2021

Community

New Members Join InCommon Steering Committee

Internet2 announced the selection of three new members to the InCommon Steering Committee which provides strategic direction, oversight, and recommendations for critical identity management services and offerings that benefit research and higher education in the U.S. The new members are Kristi Holmes (Northwestern University), Jeremy Livingston (Stevens Institute of…

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