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New Identity and Access Management Video Series by Unicon Now Available: "Deploying the TIER Grouper Image"

Posted on Jun 12, 2018 by Sara Aly
Tags: Frontpage News, Grouper, Higher Education, InCommon Participant, Industry, TIER, Trust & Identity, Trust and Identity in Education and Research

Four-Part Video Series on the Internet2 TIER Grouper Docker Image

Gilbert, AZ – June 12, 2018— Unicon, Inc., a leading technology consulting, services, and support provider for the education industry, today announced the publication of a four-part identity and access management (IAM) video series, "Deploying the TIER Grouper Image." The series features Unicon's John Gasper, IAM Architect, as he walks viewers through setting up a simple Docker Swarm environment to host Grouper Services based on the TIER Grouper Docker image. 

Viewers will learn how to use the TIER Grouper Docker image to build an organization-base image that contains files common to all of the Grouper components; build customized images and create Docker Swarm services for the Grouper daemon, Grouper user interface (UI), and Grouper web services (WS); and explore additional topics that may be of interest when deploying the TIER Grouper Docker image.

Trust and Identity in Education and Research (TIER) is a community-driven effort, coordinated by Internet2, to develop a consistent approach to identity and access management for education and research. TIER provides an effective federated identity, attribute, and authorization management platform, integrating such services as the InCommon Federation, Shibboleth Single Sign-On and Federating Software, Grouper enterprise access management software, COmanage (collaborative organization management software and person registry), and other IAM solutions.

Grouper encourages coordinated collaboration and allows for efficient management of group membership from a single point of control. Unicon works with existing TIER institutions, along with institutions that are new to TIER, by providing services and support for Grouper. Capabilities include assessment, software engineering, systems integration, implementation, and technical support.

The TIER Grouper Docker Image can be found at https://hub.docker.com/r/tier/grouper/. Source code for the example project is located at https://github.com/Unicon/tier-grouper-deployment. To learn more about
Internet2’s trust and identity framework, watch this short video: https://youtu.be/-zm0cYUmD2k.

About Internet2
Internet2® is a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 serves 328 U.S. universities, 60 government agencies, 43 regional and state education networks and through them supports more than 100,000 community anchor institutions, over 900 InCommon participants, and 67 leading corporations working with our community, and 61 national research and education network partners that represent more than 100 countries.
 
Internet2 delivers a diverse portfolio of technology solutions that leverages, integrates, and amplifies the strengths of its members and helps support their educational, research and community service missions. Internet2’s core infrastructure components include the nation’s largest and fastest research and education network that was built to deliver advanced, customized services that are accessed and secured by the community-developed trust and identity framework.
 
Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; and West Hartford, Conn. For more information, visit www.internet2.edu or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.

About Unicon
Unicon is a leading provider of technology consulting, services, and support for the education industry. Institutions and corporations leverage Unicon’s domain expertise across numerous disciplines, including identity and access management (IAM), learning analytics/student success, standards-based integration, portals, content lifecycle, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Unicon’s depth of experience in designing, building, integrating, operating, and supporting learning, assessment, and institutional systems ensures the right skills and technologies are applied to every engagement. Unicon is a Contributing Member of IMS Global Learning Consortium; a Commercial Affiliate of the Apereo Foundation; a Trust and Identity Solution Provider in the Internet2 Industry Program and an Industry Member of Internet2; an InCommon Participant; an Instructure Certified Partner; a Desire2Learn (D2L) Technology Partner; a GSA Industry Partner and Schedule 70 Contract Holder; an Advanced Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network, a member of the AWS Education Competency Program, and a member of the AWS Public Sector Program. For more information, visit: www.unicon.net.

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