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InCommon News - June 7, 2011

In This Issue

  • June 15 IAM Online: Grab the Bronze and Silver Ring: Identity Assurance Progress
  • InCommon Supporting New Metadata Elements
  • CAMP Coming June 21-23: Registration Still Open
  • Shibboleth Workshops Slated for July 21-22 in Milwaukee
  • Steering Approves Refined Assurance Documents
  • Certificate Service Offers Client (Personal) Certificates
  • Legacy WAYF Decommissioning Planned for July 6
  • New Participants for June
  • Featured InCommon Affiliate: Aegis USA
  • Featured InCommon Affiliate: Unicon

June 15 IAM Online: Grab the Bronze and Silver Ring: Identity Assurance Progress
June’s IAM Online webinar will look at the refined documents and the process of achieving Bronze and Silver. Weds., June 15, 3 p.m. ET.

InCommon Supporting New Metadata Elements
During the week of June 13, InCommon will deploy several new metadata elements aimed at delivering additional information about identity providers and service providers, improving the user experience, and enabling the process of user consent.

CAMP Coming June 21-23: Registration Still Open
Looking for concrete solutions to your most pressing identity-related challenges? Want to know more about the hot topics in federated identity today? Or just want to get an introduction to federated identity management? Come to CAMP!

Shibboleth Workshops Slated July 21-22 in Milwaukee
Need training on Shibboleth installation and support? Leave the Shibboleth Workshops with an installed instance of the identity provider and/or the service provider software.

Steering Approves Refined Assurance Documents
Version 1.1 of the two foundational documents for the InCommon Identity Assurance Program have been approved, clarifying and updating requirements for complying with Bronze and Silver.

Certificate Service Offers Client (Personal) Certificates
The InCommon Certificate Service has rolled out client (e.g. personal) certificates. Unlimited client certificates are part of the base package that includes SSL, EV and, soon, code signing certificates. All are available to the higher education community for one fixed annual fee for all domains you own or control.

Legacy WAYF Decommissioning Planned for July 6
InCommon rolled out the Discovery Service in February, replacing the old WAYF. A redirect from the WAYF to the DS was installed at that time. That redirect is scheduled to be removed on July 6. You can see the announcement at

New Participants in May
Higher Education
• Coppin State University
• Santa Barbara City College
• University of Miami

Sponsored Partners
• Benelogic
• Washington Research Library Consortium

About Benelogic
Benelogic ( provides a range of intuitive web-based employee benefits management solutions to save staff, members and organizations time, money, and aggravation. Better decision making, better data entry, better data transfers and better information provide the foundation to strong and straightforward benefit management. Organizations seeking to minimize password fatigue, recentralize, track and manage user authentication leverage our single sign on technology. By combining expertise, flexibility, and technology, Benelogic alleviates the frustrations and challenges of managing employee benefits to directly benefit organizations’ bottom lines.

About the Washington Research Library Consortium
The Washington Research Library Consortium ( was established in 1987 by some of the major universities in the Washington D.C. area to share library collections and information technology in order to enhance the resources available to their students and faculty.
WRLC provides mission-critical services to its member universities:
• information technology supporting library operations and resource-sharing
• access to online resources
• technologies to support digital collections and share campus scholarship, and
• offsite storage to free valuable space in campus libraries.

Featured InCommon Affiliate: Aegis USA

Founded in 2004, AegisUSA is a leading provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) products and services. AegisUSA offers a broad portfolio of cost-effective open standards-based IAM solutions including: Enterprise IAM Suite, TridentHE IAM Suite (focused on Higher Education), and specialized pre-package IAM Appliances. Part of AegisUSA’s superior solutions includes employing consistent, standards-based implementation methodologies supporting the entire IAM implementation — not just the software. AegisUSA's technology-enabled methodology delivers a significant reduction in implementation costs and timeframes compared to traditional implementations without AegisUSA. For more information, please visit AegisUSA on the web at

Featured InCommon Affiliate: Unicon

Unicon, Inc., is a leading provider of IT consulting services for the education market. Unicon works closely with colleges, universities, and corporations to find the best solutions to meet their business challenges. Unicon specializes in using open source technologies to deliver flexible and cost-effective systems in the areas of enterprise portals, learning management systems, identity and access management, online video, calendaring, email, and collaboration. Unicon is a Sakai Commercial Affiliate; an InCommon Affiliate; an Industry Member of Internet2; a Jasig and VMware Partner; an authorized Solution Provider for CAS, uPortal, and VMware; a services partner and reseller of Kaltura, Liferay, and Zimbra; and a Contributing Member of the IMS Global Learning Consortium. For more information, visit:

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