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Six universities will use the InCommon Trusted Access Platform software to help solve shared issues through the 2020 InCommon Collaboration Success Program (CSP). The seven-month long CSP focuses on adopting solutions to key identity and access management challenges faced by the research and education community.
The participating institutions are:
- Fordham University
- Southern Methodist University
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- University of Louisiana at Lafayette
- York University
Through the InCommon Collaboration Success Program, these universities will adopt portions of the community-built identity and access management suite, the InCommon Trusted Access Platform, which was designed specifically for higher education and research. The platform provides single sign-on convenience, group management capabilities, and the capability to quickly grant and remove access to resources.
“For more than a decade, a community of dedicated professionals across research and education have developed solutions to address these identity and access challenges,” said Kevin Morooney, vice president for trust and identity and NET+ at Internet2. “The Collaboration Success Program provides training opportunities and access to software experts, allowing these schools to jump-start their adoption efforts.”
Ethan Kromhout, director of applications infrastructure at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said his institution hopes, in part, to automate the granting of access to resources, removing manual processes and speeding the process along. “Joining the InCommon Collaboration Success Program allows us to collaborate with others who are on the same journey, and we see this as an opportunity to grow our relationship with InCommon and other universities implementing components of the Trusted Access Platform.”