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Trust & Identity

The Internet2 Trust and Identity Infrastructure

2018 Trust and Identity Accomplishments Report
2017 Trust and Identity Accomplishments Report
2015-16 InCommon 18-Month Report

Internet2 provides the community-built and community-driven trust and identity infrastructure that supports faculty and staff, researchers and scholars, and access to services across the U.S. and globally. Our goal: ensuring that members of our community have access to the right services, at the right time, with the right protections and privacy considerations, while supporting easy collaboration globally.

The Internet2 identity and access management model centers on InCommon services and software, providing the policy and technology backbone for secure interactions, and allowing single sign-on convenience for millions of individuals every day. Under this model, colleges and universities manage the identity infrastructure and provide access to services—such as collaboration tools, business applications, course management solutions, and others—in a secure and privacy-preserving way.

InCommon Federation

Internet2's InCommon operates the identity trust federation for U.S. research and education, allowing for a secure and privacy-preserving trust fabric to enable the sharing of protected resources, and offering users single sign-on convenience.

InCommon Trusted Access Platform

This set of community-developed identity and access management services and software enables single sign-on access to local, distributed, and cloud services. It includes single sign-on, streamlined access management, distributed group management, and a number of other features.


The eduroam service provides instant, authenticated and encrypted wireless network access to the users of all participating institutions.

InCommon Certificate Service

The InCommon Certificate Service provides U.S. higher education with unlimited certificates for one fixed annual fee, including SSL, extended validation, client (personal), and code signing certificates.

eduPerson and eduOrg

eduPerson and eduOrg are LDAP schema designed to include widely-used person and organizational attributes in higher education. Note: As of October, 2018, stewardship and maintenance of eduPerson and related schemas have been transferred from Internet2 to REFEDs.


Internet2 administers the Uniform Resource Name (URN) Registry and the Object Identifier (OID) Registry.