Blog from September, 2017

The InCommon Assurance Advisory Committee (AAC) will hold a community assurance call to discuss the new Baseline Expectations and the potential shift in focus for the AAC. The call will take place Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at noon ET.

The Assurance Advisory Committee (AAC) was initially established to manage the US Government-approved assurance program to enable access to Federal services requiring 800-63-2 conforming credentials. However, uptake of that program has been primarily by schools interested in showing credential due diligence to their stakeholders, and the US Government services in InCommon currently don't require an assurance profile.

But the AAC has been active in finding ways to increase the trust across the InCommon community, including developing the MFA Interoperability Profile – which is now under the wing of the international federation operators (REFEDS) – and of course the InCommon Baseline Expectations program.

Come join us on how the AAC is evolving and provide input on where the group should go by attending the upcoming webinar Refocusing Community Guidance of InCommon's Trust Programs: Baseline and Bronze. The discussion will cover:

  • Baseline Expectations and AAC responsibilities
  • Membership changes needed in the AAC
  • Survey results of InCommon Bronze members
  • Adjustments to AAC charter and recruitment of new members

Host and Presenter
Brett Bieber, University of Nebraska and Chair of the InCommon Assurance Advisory Committee (AAC)

Connection Details

Slide sharing and audio (one-way) via Adobe Connect:

eDial Connection Information (for participating in the conversation via phone vs. chat function):

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+1-866-411-0013 (English I2, toll free US/Canada Only)
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Trust and Identity Update Webinar: InCommon, TIER, and Plans for the Future
Friday, September 29, 2017
2 pm ET / 1 pm CT / Noon MT / 11 am PT

The Trust and Identity Services division at Internet2 is heading towards its second birthday this January and a lot has transpired over the last two years. We started with several planning sessions last year and have been working to put those plans into action. There are a number of initiatives underway at InCommon (thanks in part to the dues increase this year), and we continue to develop and refine the TIER Program and its core software components. We’ll share that information, as well as provide a foreshadowing of what to expect at TechEx, which is just a couple of weeks away.

Please join InCommon Steering Chair Sean Reynolds and Trust and Identity Program Advisory Group Chair Klara Jelinkova in a recap of the last two years, a foreshadowing of what to expect at TechEx, and learn how you can participate in helping to set the course for Trust and Identity activities at Internet2 for the next couple of years.


Klara Jelinkova (Rice Univ.), Chair, Trust and Identity Program Advisory Group
Sean Reynolds (Northwestern Univ.), Chair, InCommon Steering Committee
Kevin Morooney (Internet2), Vice President, Trust and Identity


We will use Adobe Connect for the webinar, including slide sharing and audio:

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