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02
Dec
2022

InCommon Catalysts Bring Energy and Expertise to Community Conversations 

By Apryl Motley

ust as the name implies, the InCommon Catalyst Program, now completing its second year, was launched to bring added energy and expertise to the community’s identity and access management (IAM) efforts. Nine industry providers currently participate in the program: The Catalysts’ continued commitment to the InCommon…

01
Dec
2022

The Provisioning Best Practices Cookbook: Community Consultation Now Open

By Keith Wessel, Principal Identity and Access Management Specialist, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Keith Wessel Provisioning is hard. Provisioning well is even harder. There are many ways an organization can provision identities, credentials, services, and more, but finding ways that scale, handle edge cases, and stand the test of time can be extremely challenging.  Then there’s de-provisioning: the thing that we say we’ll…

15
Nov
2022

Get IAM Done. Better. Faster. Together

By Apryl Motley

2022-23 InCommon Collaboration Success Program Cohort Currently Under Way Collaboration around access and identity lifecycle management continues. The 2022-23 Cohort of the InCommon Collaboration Success Program (CSP) kicked off in September. There are nine institutions participating in this year’s cohort: Tufts UniversityUniversity of New BrunswickUniversity…

08
Nov
2022

A Community Conversation about IAM in the Cloud

By Apryl Motley

InCommon’s Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity (CACTI) will host “Extending IAM to the Cloud: It’s Still Your Program” as part of  IAM Online on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. ET with speakers Margaret Cullen, president and CEO, Painless Security, and Kevin Hickey,…

08
Nov
2022

Getting Off Script with Grouper

By Jason Rappaport, DevOps Engineer, Princeton University

Note: Grouper is one of the software solutions that makes up InCommon’s Trusted Access Platform, the research and education solution for identity and access management (IAM). The InCommon Team appreciates community members’ willingness to share their deployment stories to benefit others as…

07
Nov
2022

TechEx22 CAMP Speaker Spotlight: 4 Questions for Gail List

By Apryl Motley

The identity and access management (IAM) track for the 2022 Internet2 Technology Exchange (TechEX), held in Denver from December 5–9, has real flavor.  (Check out the IAM track of sessions and Register now.) For example, along with her co-presenters Ethan Kromhout and Keith Wessel, University of Michigan…

24
Oct
2022

Getting the Band Back Together at TechEX

By Kevin Morooney

As I’ve navigated the fall of 2022, I’m struck that it has an exciting familiarity to it. “Exciting” and “familiarity” don’t often go together, so I got to wondering why I was feeling excited about something that wasn’t new and shiny. After a bunch of long dog walks, I think I…