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InCommon Updates - July 2018

Jul 24, 2018, by Dean Woodbeck
Tags: Frontpage News, InCommon, InCommon Participant, Research, Trust & Identity

New InCommon Participants

As of July 20, 2018, InCommon had 984 participants. Here are the new participants since the last newsletter in June 2018:

Higher Education

  • Bay Path University
  • Huntington University
  • Miami Dade College
  • North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
  • St. Mary-of-the-Woods College
  • Simmons College of Kentucky
  • Trinity University

Research Organization

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Sponsored Partners

  • ACEware Systems
  • Catapult Sports
  • Digication
  • NAVEX Global
  • Submittable Holdings

InCommon Certificate Service Subscribers

As of July 20, 2018, 435 organizations subscribe to the InCommon Certificate Service. We last reported on this in June 2018. Here are the new subscribers since that time:

  • Delaware County Community CollegeFordham University
  • Huntington University
  • Miami Dade College
  • Trinity University

Research & Scholarship Category (R&S) - The R&S Category includes service providers that support research and scholarly activities such as virtual organizations and campus-based collaboration services. Participating Identity Providers agree to release a small set of attributes to the category. As of July 20, there are:

  • 89 Service Providers in the category
  • 82 Identity Providers supporting the international REFEDS R&S category
  • 79 Identity Providers in the legacy InCommon-only category (releasing attributes only to SPs registered by InCommon)

SIRTFI - There are 61 InCommon identity providers that have declared compliance with SIRTFI (Security Incident Response Trust Framework for Federated Identity), up from 53 in June (see the list). Compliance means agreeing to a baseline set of security practices and including a security contact in metadata. Since security contacts are required in metadata, Identity Providers are encouraged to take the extra step and self-assert SIRTFI. 

Health Check Update - InCommon sends monthly metadata health checks as part of the Baseline Expectations process. The first graph shows the percentage of Identity Providers and Service Providers meeting all Baseline Expectations metadata requirements.

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The next graph shows the percentage of participants (idPs and SPs) meeting individual Baseline Expectations elements in metadata.


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