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Welcome to the InCommon Working Groups Home

This is the home for InCommon Working Groups. Below you will find pointers to the wikis for current and past working groups.  You may also want to visit guidelines for working group chairs and flywheels.

InCommon Working Groups

Working GroupChair(s)Chartered byStatus
OIDC Survey Working GroupAlbert Wu, UCLAInCommon TACFinal Report Approved by InCommon TAC, April 2017
Deployment Profile Working GroupKeith Wessel, University of IllinoisInCommon TACActive
Per-Entity Metadata Working GroupScott Koranda, LIGOInCommon TACComplete. Final Report is here
Certificate Service Review Working GroupChristopher Bongaarts, University of MinnesotaAnn West,  Internet2 Associate Vice President, Trust & IdentityComplete

Federation Interoperability Working Group

Walter Hoehn, University of MemphisInCommon TACComplete (Final Report 2016-03-03). Profile work turned over to Kantara Initiative WG-FI.

MFA Interoperability Profile Working Group

Karen Herrington, Virginia TechInCommon AAC


See final products here

InCommon Student Collaboration GroupAnn West, Internet2 (contact)Community charteredActive

CommIT Collaborative

Ann West, Internet2 (contact)Community CharteredActive
InCommon-WorkdayCW Belcher, University of Texas at AustinCommunity CharteredActive
New Entities Working GroupJim Jokl, University of VirginiaInCommon TACComplete (Recommendations)
External Identities Working GroupEric Goodman, University of California, Office of the PresidentInCommon TACComplete (Final Report 2015-06-11)
Alternative IdPs Working GroupJanemarie Duh, Lafayette CollegeInCommon TACComplete (Final Report 2014-12-11)
IdP of Last Resort Working GroupKeith Hazelton, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Steve Olshansky, ISOCInCommon TAC

Complete (Final Report 2015-06-11)

Internationalization effort, under REFEDs, is ramping up as of June 2016. See here.

Metadata Distribution Working GroupJohn Krienke, Internet2InCommon TACComplete (Phase 1 Recommendations 2013-09-05; Phase 2 Recommendations 2014-01-23
Interfederation Working GroupJim Basney, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and Warren Anderson, LIGOInCommon TACComplete (June 2013 recommendations to TAC; March 2014 Final Report to TAC)
eduGAIN Policy and Community Working Group
Teresa Semmens, North Dakota StateInCommon SteeringIntent Paper
Social Identity Working GroupSteven Carmody, Brown, and Keith Hazelton, University of Wisconsin-MadisonInCommon TACComplete. A follow-on activity was the External Identities Working Group
Quilt InCommon Pilots Working GroupGeorge Laskaris, NJedge.netInCommonComplete. See White Paper.

(TAC = Technical Advisory Committee; AAC = Assurance Advisory Committee)

InCommon Governance and Advisory Groups


InCommon Steering Committee


Sean Reynolds, Northwestern University
InCommon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)Mark Scheible, MCNC
InCommon Assurance Advisory Committee (AAC)Brett Bieber, University of Nebraska Lincoln




Other Working Groups

Here are other working groups of interest, sponsored by Internet2, but not directly sponsored by InCommon.

Guidelines for Trust and Identity Working Group Chairs and Flywheels

Guidelines for Trust and Identity Working Group Chairs and Flywheels

Resources/Links of Interest

Consultations/Document Reviews

InCommon Technical Work Update and Plans

InCommon Governance

Internet2 website listing of working groups

InCommon Assurance AD Silver Cookbook

CIC Cloud Services Cookbook

Presentation on New InCommon Working Groups, August 2014 (.pdf)

Internet2 Support Levels for Trust and Identity Working Groups (Google Doc)

Guidelines for Trust and Identity Working Group Chairs and Flywheels

Working Group Call Agenda template

Tools for Publicizing Working Groups, Recruiting New Members and Onboarding







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