Welcome to Community Update, September/October 2017

Welcome to the September/October Internet2 Community Update newsletter! We hope you’ll enjoy reading the latest community news, events and highlights.

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Community News

Trust and Identity Update

InCommon Certificates logoInCommon Certificate Service subscribers will soon have the option of using their single sign-on federated identities—as well as multifactor authentication—to access the certificate manager application.

What Does it Take to Build a National Big Data Superhighway?

Mark JohnsonMCNC Chief Technology Strategist Mark Johnson discusses the future of big data and the technology infrastructure needed to support modern science, offering key takeaways from the first National Research Platform (NRP) Workshop held this month in Montana.

R&E Networks Offer Value Beyond the Internet

OneNet's Executive Director, Vonley RoyalOneNet Executive Director Vonley Royal demonstrates the value R&E networks provide to the customers—and states—they serve in four key areas: trust, superior network performance, expert engineering support and cybersecurity initiatives.

Dakota State Aims for the Top in Cyber Research, Education

DSU cyber lab drawingDakota State University plans to create a major national hub for cybersecurity research and education, thanks to a multimillion-dollar private gift to the Madison, South Dakota, school and supplemental federal and state funding.

North Carolina’s Digital Success Story

NC networkDiscover why North Carolina's R&E technology strategies continue to succeed against a national backdrop of high-profile, floundering educational initiatives and significant political turbulence.

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Blog Posts

eduroam Federated Wireless Higher Ed Member Benefit

eduroam logoHow does your campus use eduroam to serve its students, faculty and staff? Share it with the community so more can benefit from this global wireless network access service.

NAOPpag Recap for June—September

NAOPpag text imageThe June, July and September 2017 meetings of the Network Architecture, Operations and Policy program advisory group focused on discussing the next generation of the Internet2 infrastructure—coincident with the release of the Research and Education Community Investment in National-footprint Network Services (RECINNS) workshop final report. Read the report for more details.

Panel to Share Rice University’s Experience Using Strong Network Identity to Reduce Security Roadblocks at TechEX 2017

Rice University logoFind out how this team—a security program manager, identity and access management manager, senior network architect, and systems administrator—has hit on a solution allowing their campus community access to the right services and data with fewer barriers, but still providing appropriate security. Hear lessons from their second year of implementation on October 18 at TechEX 2017.

Friends Don't Let Friends Use TLS for Metadata Consumption

metadata over TLS imageWhy won’t InCommon Operations serve metadata over TLS (HTTPS)? As Nick Roy explains, it’s because InCommon metadata contains all the public keys used for trust between Identity Providers and Service Providers, and must be fully tamper proof—both at rest and in transit. For this reason, InCommon and other federations digitally sign their metadata documents using private keys that are heavily protected and secured by intentionally designed processes. Read the post for all the details.

Check Out Trust and Identity Offerings at TechEX 2017

Trust and Identity track at 2017 TechEXCheck out Trust and Identity offerings at the 2017 Internet2 Technology Exchange including an opportunity to provide feedback and your own ideas on the strategic direction for Trust and Identity. TechEx also includes two tracks of community-submitted sessions plus the always-popular Advance CAMP (ACAMP) unconference, where attendees build the agenda on-site.

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