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InCommon January 2018 Update

Jan 18, 2018, by Dean Woodbeck
Tags: Frontpage News, InCommon, InCommon Federation, Recent Posts, Trust & Identity

The InCommon community has begun implementation of its Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation, a set of common operational and policy expectations for all participants, with the goal of increasing trust and improve interoperability. The first of three webinars took place January 24 to describe the program, with another on February 17 to introduce "health checks," and a third on March 7 to cover policy implications.

The InCommon Certificate Service now allows campus certificate administrators to use single sign-on and multifactor authentication to access the Certificate Manager, the portal used to create and manage server and other types of certificates. This was the most-requested item based on a community survey that informed the 2017 work plan.

The February version of the monthly IAM Online webinar will feature roles and role-based access, with speakers from the University of Michigan, the University of Illinois, and the University of Nebraska. Learn how these institutions are using role-based access to streamline authentication and authorization processes.

The CILogon 2.0 project provides an online service for scientific collaborations that combines federated identity management (using Shibboleth and InCommon/eduGAIN) with collaborative organization management (using COmanage). Jim Basney and Scott Koranda presented a webinar on January 17, providing information about the new CILogon 2.0. Developed with NSF funding, the new version supports identity linking (including ORCID iDs), international collaborations, multiple application integration protocols (including OpenID Connect, LDAP, and SAML), and more. You can see the slides and a link to a recording of this webinar at