Welcome to the TIER
April Newsletter

Welcome to the TIER (Trust and Identity in Education and Research) Newsletter for April 2017. The purpose of this e-newsletter is to keep you informed on what's happening in the TIER project.

About TIER

TIER is a community-initiated effort, coordinated by Internet2, to develop a consistent, rationalized approach to identity and access management that simplifies campus processes and advances inter-institutional collaboration and research. TIER is both an open source toolset and a campus practice set.

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Blog Posts

From the TIER Community Investor Council

TIER CIO Communication and Feedback

Klara Jelinkova

Read the blog post on outreach to the TIER CIOs and how their input is crucial to the TIER “Mid-Program Review.”

Preview of Trust and Identity at 2017 Global Summit

Global Summit logoGet a preview of the full lineup of Trust and Identity activities at Global Summit. We look forward to seeing many of you in DC, April 23-26. Also, check out this overview of TIER Demos at Global Summit.

COmanage: Registry, Enrollment and Collaboration Management

COmanage logo (partial) by Heather Flanagan

This blog post provides a helpful overview of COmanage, one of the key components of the TIER application suite.

Grouper Deployment Guide

Grouper logo (partial)by Bill Thompson

Read this blog post on the TIER Grouper Deployment Guide and how it aims to pave the way for easier deployments and increased interoperability.

TIER Adopter Profile

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign logoby Sara Aly

Here is the first of a monthly series of blog posts on TIER adopter campuses focusing on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Working Group Updates

The TIER working groups and development teams have been busy preparing for presentations and demos at 2017 Global Summit and for the next TIER release. Individual Working Group updates will return in future TIER newsletters.

For more information on the TIER working groups, see the TIER Working Groups home page.

Key Internet2 identity initiatives are supported in part by National Science Foundation grants. For more information, see specific software sites.

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