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12
Nov
2021

The Time to Meet InCommon Baseline Expectations 2 Requirements is Fast Approaching

By David St. Pierre Bantz, University of Alaska / InCommon Community Trust & Assurance Board, and Albert Wu, InCommon Federation Service Manager

InCommon Participants established the InCommon Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation in 2018 as a means to increase trust and interoperability among InCommon federation participants and to define what they expect of each other, and of InCommon Operations. The second iteration of Baseline Expectations (Baseline Expectations 2, or BE2) was…

12
Nov
2021

InCommon Members Support NIH Security Measures

By Tom Barton, Internet2 Research Engagement

In the Fall of 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that they were making changes to increase the security of many of their services to better protect the sensitive data shared with researchers. Among those are requirements for federated logins: Release Necessary User Information – Release the user…

10
Nov
2021

Internet2 NET+ Quarterly Update: Fall 2021

By Tara Gyenis, Internet2 NET+ Program Development Manager

NET+ Turns 10! The Internet2 NET+ Program has had many accomplishments to be proud of in the past 10 years, as the community came together to address challenges in adopting cloud services. With the rapidly expanding cloud service landscape, the NET+ Program continues to evolve to meet the needs of…

09
Nov
2021

Democratizing Cloud Computing on Campus via CLASS

By Amanda Tan, Internet2 Research Engagement Program Manager

Over the last 10 months, the Internet2 Cloud Learning and Skills Sessions (CLASS) program has helped facilitate an educational experience in cloud and research computing for more than 70 participants.  The goals of the CLASS program are to enable scientific discovery by building a broad research community able to…

08
Nov
2021

midPoint Basics Training: Join Us Dec 7-10

By Erin Murtha, Director of the InCommon Academy

midPoint, the newest addition to the InCommon Trusted Access Platform, is a general-purpose identity management and governance system that can synchronize and reconcile among multiple systems of record and sources of identity. It can also provision and de-provision user accounts and groups…

08
Nov
2021

Announcing the 2021-22 InCommon Collaboration Success Program Cohort

By Erin Murtha, Director of the InCommon Academy

We’re excited to announce the fourth cohort of the InCommon Collaboration Success Program (CSP) that kicked off in fall 2021!  CSP supports institutions’ identity and access management (IAM) goals through a cohort-driven program that promotes collaboration among participants, program alumni, seasoned community implementers, and subject matter…

08
Nov
2021

Creating Equitable Learning in a Virtual (or HyFlex) World

By Tara Gyenis, Internet2 NET+ Program Development Manager

When Jason Smith of the University of Washington approached the Internet2 NET+ team with a suggested topic to present at EDUCAUSE 2021, there were endless possible directions we could take. The topic? Creating Equitable Learning in a Virtual (or HyFlex) World. Fortunately, the panel drove us…