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Trust and Identity Nov/Dec Update

Nov 20, 2017, by Dean Woodbeck
Tags: Frontpage News, Recent Posts, Trust & Identity, Trust and Identity in Education and Research

The InCommon community has adopted a set of Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation ( When implemented, these practices aim to reduce the variance in current participant operating practices - thus improving interoperability - and strengthen the common level of trust in the InCommon Federation.

The Trust and Identity community has launched a Campus Success Program designed to accelerate adoption of TIER and develop deployment guidance for later adopters. Ten campuses are participating with a commitment to both deploy the TIER packaged versions of the software and create guidance documents that will help other organizations. Details and the project plans are on the wiki (

GÉANT has launched a YouTube channel that features presentations from IAM Online US, which is produced by InCommon and Internet2, and IAM Online Europe, which is produced by AARC, GÉANT, and REFEDS. IAM Online US and IAM Online Europe are both regular webinar series with timely topics in identity and access management presented by community members.

The National Science Foundation has included federated identity requirements in its call for proposals for a cyberinfrastructure grant program. The NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure CC* 2018 program will award grants ranging from $500,000-$3,500,00. The NSF solicitation specifies that proposals "include the campus status and plans with respect to federated identity and specifically InCommon." InCommon and Internet2 will provide guidance to CIOs and PIs on how to address the requirements.