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InCommon is working with IdPs UW- Milwaukee, Virginia Tech, University of Florida, and PennState and SP CI Logon to test the variety of assurance transactions that organisations would like to support. For more information on the items being discussion, view Assurance Technical Implementation Considerations.
The CIC schools are pursuing a higher level of certification through the InCommon Federation, to which all CIC schools belong. This will allow users to access shared digital resources more securely. In addition, management policies will be refined, and represent a greater ability for CIC schools to collaborate on higher-stakes activities.
Part of the effort is to develop a cookbook to aid in configuring Active Directory to meet the requirements for InCommon Silver.