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The InCommon Community

InCommon serves a community of more than 7.5 million end-users (students, faculty and staff; IPEDS data, 11/11/13). For more information, see the InCommon FAQ and the InCommon Participants List.

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Virtual Working Groups Archives Available

Recorded sessions (Adobe Connect) and slide decks are available from the May 20-21, 2013, virtual working group meetings. Topics include: Grouper, Shibboleth, CIFER, Interfederation, Social Identity, CoCoA (collaboration platform), and MACE-DIR.

Technical Topics and Guides

Our collection of technical material covers a number of topics and is of interest to current, new, and prospective participants. Topics include configuration guides for supported software and briefs on significant operational changes to the federation.

InCommon Collaborative Projects

Most of these projects have associated email discussion lists and most of the archives for these lists are publicly available.

Help for Projects
InCommon will assist groups working on common areas of interest.
On request, InCommon will provide:

  • wiki working space 
  • conference call resources for group meetings 
  • email lists
  • logistical help in setting up side meetings at Internet2 Member Meetings 

To find out more, email info AT incommon DOT org

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Information from InCommon

Past issues of "InCommon Update - Focus on Collaborative Activities," minutes and notes from InCommon sessions at Internet2 Member Meetings, case study archives, and other information from the federation.

Wish List of Services

This section includes a chart with a list of sponsored partners and the universities using those services. Includes contact information. Please add yours!


Toolkits provide resources to help campus information technology professionals develop the case for federating. This material will help make the case with such diverse groups as chief information officers and campus stakeholders. The material in this section includes slide decks that you can use, as well as overviews and documents for your background and to use in presentations.

Campus Practices

  • Attribute release
  • RFP language requiring Shibboleth
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