Trust and Identity Newsletter – February 2018

In this issue:

  • March 7 Webinar: Baseline Expectations Business Value
  • Baseline Expectations Reporting: What to Expect
  • Jumping into TIER Headfirst by Colorado School of Mines CIO Mike Erickson 
  • TIER Campus Success Program Update, Blogfest and 2018 Plans
  • InCommon Certificate Service: Developing 2018 Work Plan
  • Events, fun facts and social media 

Trust and Identity at Internet2 includes the InCommon Federation, InCommon Certificate Service, the TIER software and campus practices program, eduroam roaming wireless, and other programs. For details, see Trust and Identity.

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News & Blog Posts

March 7 Webinar: Baseline Expectations Business Value

health checklist imageInCommon will host the third in a series of three webinars on the Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation, this one focusing on policy, legal changes, and the business value of adoption to InCommon Participants. Join speakers Brett Bieber, Tom Barton, and Ann West on Wednesday, March 7 at 2 pm ET and bring your questions.

Baseline Expectations Measurements and Reporting: What To Expect

health check imageInCommon begins measuring and reporting on participants' alignment with federation metadata Baseline Expectations this month. Nick Roy explains what outputs you can expect from the reporting process, and illustrates the overall health of InCommon metadata in relation to the new guidelines.

Mike Erickson: Jumping into TIER Headfirst at Colorado School of Mines

diving boardCIO Mike Erickson tells how his school went from being aware to involved in very short order, after losing its vendor identity and access management (IAM) solution. Colorado School of Mines—whose IT organization is known for "fighting above its weight"—responded to the challenge by becoming a major collaborator in the TIER Campus Success Program.

TIER Campus Success Program Update

hands together teamTIER Campus Success Program's 10 collaborating schools held their first in-person meeting in early February. As participants, each campus will adopt at least one of the TIER software components (Shibboleth, Grouper, COmanage, and midPoint) and provide guidance and lessons learned for future adopters. The 39 attendees brainstormed a list of campus issues that need further investigation and work, and identified common deliverables for immediate attention.

TIER Campus Success Program Blogfest

typewriterMike Zawacki unleashes a true blogfest in his recent post listing numerous articles from the TIER Campus Success Program. With the sharing of information being part of commitment to the program, practitioners have already begun contributing behind-the-scenes experiences and helpful tips on their adoption of one or more of the TIER suite software components.

TIER Working Groups Refine Work Plans for 2018

TIER logoBill Kaufman outlines in this post how Trust and Identity in Education and Research (TIER) program working groups are in the process of identifying and prioritizing their work as the initial investor funding period winds down. The focus: sustainability and ease of adoption.

InCommon Certificate Service Developing 2018 Work Plan

2017-into-2018 imagePaul Caskey shares a summary of accomplishments against the 2017 work plan and some glimpses into what's ahead. Just as last year's community survey identified Single Sign-on with Multifactor Authentication as a priority and accelerated its development, the 2018 survey now being completed will inform priorities and motivate next efforts.

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