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Trust and Identity (TIER) First Release: A Community Milestone, Why It’s Important and What’s Next?

Apr 14, 2016, by Dean Woodbeck
Tags: TIER, Trust & Identity, Trust and Identity in Education and Research

Click here to view the slides and recording from the April 25, 2016 webinar, and other TIER resources.

TIER Webinar: TIER First Release: A Community Milestone,
Why It's Important and What's Next

Monday, April 25, 2016

The first version of software and practices under the TIER (Trust and Identity in Education and Research) program has been released. What is included? Why is this important for the trust and identity community and for your campus or organization? This webinar will provide a high-level view of the TIER release, its components, and the key decisions made up to this point. Join us to learn about this new direction for identity and access management in research and education.

TIER is both an open-source toolset and a campus practice set. The toolset includes open-source software components and APIs packaged in a container, with a regular release schedule. The ultimate goal of TIER is the integration of community-developed open source trust and identity software components into a manageable and complete identity and access management suite, supported by common campus practices.

For more information about TIER:


Jim Jokl (University of Virginia), chair of the TIER Packaging Working Group

Keith Hazelton (University of Wisconsin-Madison), chair of the TIER API and Data Structures Working Group

Kevin Morooney, vice president for trust and identity, Internet2

Steve Zoppi, associate vice president for services integration and architecture, Internet2

John O’Keefe (Lafayette College), moderator and member of the TIER Community Investor Council