Welcome to the TIER
May Newsletter

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

Please note: there will be no June newsletter, but watch your inbox for a new and improved Trust & Identity Newsletter in July, which will include TIER, InCommon and all the latest community updates.

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 Investor Survey Results and Program Look Forward - Your Engagement is Key

Klara Jelinkova

This month’s blog post from the TIER Community Investor Council (TCIC) reports on Global Summit highlights and the results of the TIER Investor survey conducted in March and April 2017.

Updated TIER Production Release Now Available

TIER logoRead about the TIER 17040 Production Release, now available for download. This release includes the latest versions of all three TIER components (Shibboleth 3.3.1, Grouper 2.3.0, and COmanage 2.0.0).

TIER Contributor Profile

Helen Patton, CISO, the Ohio State University

Helen Patton, CISO at OSUThis month we profile Helen Patton, CISO for the Ohio State University and chair of the TIER Security and Audit working group.

TIER Adopter Profile

Lafayette College

Lafayette logoThe TIER Adopter Profile this month looks at Lafayette College, their work with COmanage, and their participation in several TIER working groups and other key efforts.

Trust and Identity at 2017 Global Summit - A Review

2017 Internet2 Global SummitHere’s a review of TIER at the 2017 Global Summit, including links to key program session resources and information on the TIER Demos.

Working Group Updates

The TIER Working groups have been focused in recent weeks on preparing the demonstrations presented at Global Summit in April as well as the TIER 17040 Production Release. For notes on working group proceedings, please visit 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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