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InCommon Updates - November 2017

Posted on Dec 01, 2017 by Dean Woodbeck
Tags: InCommon, Recent Posts

Assurance Advisory Council Changes Announced

Some significant changes are coming for the InCommon Assurance Advisory Committee (AAC), including a name change and an expansion of membership. The AAC will become the Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB), with responsibility for assurance and the new Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation. The CTAB is seeking nominations for new members (and self-nominations are welcome). More information is on the wiki, and you can send nominations to

New InCommon Participants

As of November 28, 2017, InCommon had 958 participants. New participants since September 25, 2017, include:

Higher Education

Northern Essex Community College
University of Guam
Plymouth State University

Sponsored Partners

Ad Astra Information Systmes
Grit Digital Health
Silverchair Information Systsems
United Educators Management Company

InCommon Certificate Service Subscribers

As of November 28, 2017, 421 organizations subscribe to the InCommon Certificate Service. New subscribers since September 25, 2017:

Baltimore City Community College
Colorado College
Hill College
Middle Tennessee State University
Minnesota State University-Mankato
Northern Essex Community College
University of Guam

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. There are currently 78 InCommon Service Providers in the category. Participating Identity Providers agree to release a small set of attributes to the category. Each time a vetted Service Provider is added to the category, that SP receives the appropriate attributes. New R&S Service Providers since September 25, 2017:
Big Ten Academic Alliance
Simien Mountains Gelada Research Programs
WV Aquavit Research Collaboration

There are 55 Identity Providers that support the international REFEDS R&S category (which is recommended) and an additional 83 IdPs release attributes to R&S SPs registered by InCommon.

Research & Scholarship IdPs - Nov 2017

SIRTFI - Thirteen InCommon identity providers have declared compliance with for SIRTFI (Security Incident Response Trust Framework for Federated Identity). (See the list.) Compliance means agreeing to a baseline set of security practices and including a security contact in metadata.

Governance and Advisory