WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 9, 2020 – Internet2 confirmed the participation of six universities from the U.S. and Canada in the seven-month long InCommon Collaboration Success Program focused on adopting solutions to key identity and access management challenges faced by the research and education community.
The participating institutions are:
- Fordham University
- Southern Methodist University
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- University of Louisiana at Lafayette
- York University
Through the InCommon Collaboration Success Program, these universities will adopt portions of the community-built identity and access management suite, the InCommon Trusted Access Platform, which was designed specifically for higher education and research. The platform provides single sign-on convenience, group management capabilities, and the capability to quickly grant and remove access to resources.
“For more than a decade, a community of dedicated professionals across research and education have developed solutions to address these identity and access challenges,” said Kevin Morooney, vice president for trust and identity and NET+ at Internet2. “The Collaboration Success Program provides training opportunities and access to software experts, allowing these schools to jump-start their adoption efforts.”
Ethan Kromhout, director of applications infrastructure at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said his institution hopes, in part, to automate the granting of access to resources, removing manual processes and speeding the process along. “Joining the InCommon Collaboration Success Program allows us to collaborate with others who are on the same journey, and we see this as an opportunity to grow our relationship with InCommon and other universities implementing components of the Trusted Access Platform.”
InCommon provides integrated service and software solutions for research and education that include single sign-on (SSO) access to cloud and local services, and seamless global collaboration for students, faculty, staff, and researchers. InCommon also serves as the U.S. provider of the eduroam roaming wi-fi service, and offers a certificate service with unlimited server and user certificates.
Internet2 is a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 serves 321 U.S. universities, 60 government agencies, 43 regional and state education networks and through them supports more than 100,000 community anchor institutions, over 1,000 InCommon participants, and 56 leading corporations working with our community, and 70 national research and education network partners that represent more than 100 countries.