Blog from May, 2013

InCommon Advance CAMP: Identity Services Summit

November 12-13, 2013
San Jose, California

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Part of the 2013 Identity Week (

Join leading identity architects and developers from U.S. research and higher education and international and commercial identerati at Advance CAMP: Identity Services Summit, November 12-13, 2013, in San Jose, California. Explore the state of the art in identity services and discuss the leading edge work that’s taking us there. Join us and get involved!

Advance CAMP provides substantial time for exploration and discussion of topics and work items of interest to participants in the area of identity services. The unconference format allows all attendees to determine the agenda and discussion topics. Breakouts will dig deeply into issues such as:

  • Integration of external identity and credentials with enterprise identity services
  • Provisioning, deprovisioning, and access management for cloud services
  • Assurance, trust elevation, and privacy management
  • Scaling-up federation
  • Personal devices as enterprise user agents
  • Filling in the gaps of open source identity service products

Advance CAMP is intended for architects, developers, and deployers of open-source and commercial software, services, and frameworks to:

  • Engage in identifying and solving identity-related challenges.
  • Learn who's doing what and how to participate in or leverage their
  • Discuss open source development activities with members of the CIFER, CPR, Grouper, InCert, Kuali KIM, OpenRegistry, and Shibboleth projects, among others.
  • Develop strategies for incorporating technologies such as AWS, Azure, CIFER, Google APIs, MFA, OAuth, OpenID Connect, SAML, and SCIM, among others, into the enterprise.
  • Expand international participation in the development of community identity solutions.

The overarching goal of Advance CAMP: Identity Services Summit is to set the direction for the community on what's next for identity in higher education.

Advance CAMP is sponsored by Internet2 and InCommon.

InCommon Affiliate Webinar Series: Gluu

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
2:30 pm ET | 1:30 pm CT | 12:30 pm MT | 11:30 am PT

Join us for the first in our new InCommon Affiliate webinar series, featuring a presentation by Gluu (

Operating a robust Shibboleth Identity Provider is easier said than done. In this webinar, Gluu CEO Mike Schwartz will demonstrate how Gluu's open-source platform is helping 20+ universities simplify single sign-on, use strong authentication, and prepare for OAuth 2.0 authentication and authorization.

About the InCommon Affiliate Webinar Series

InCommon Affiliates offer software, support, integration, and consulting related to identity and access management, and other trust services. This webinar series provides an opportunity for affiliates to share ideas and solutions with the community. You can learn more about the affiliates at


We use Adobe Connect for slide sharing and audio:

Back-up phone bridge for audio:
+1-734-615-7474 (please use if you do not pay for Long Distance)
+1-866-411-0013 (toll-free US/Canada Only)
Access code: 0105266#

You can test your connection at:

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CAMP Cloud: Identity and Access in an Era of Outsourced Services

November 14-15, 2013 - San Jose, California

Part of the 2013 Identity Week (

Are your campus stakeholders looking at cloud-based solutions? Are you experiencing challenges or do you have concerns with outsourcing email, storage, or other essential services? Are you concerned about the management and maintenance of an accurate, accountable identity inventory? Come to “CAMP Cloud: Identity and Access in an Era of Outsourced Services” and learn about solutions being discussed and implemented across higher education.

What topics will be covered?

You will have a choice of two tracks:

  1. Technical and policy sessions related to getting started with outsourced and cloud-based services.
  2. Technical and policy sessions aimed at those who have implemented outsourced and cloud-based solutions. The program for this track will be developed from proposals submitted by you and your colleagues, with short case study presentations and discussions.

With a program guided by the wider identity and access management community, you will have valuable discussions and leave with guidance on topics such as:

  • Understanding the technical and policy issues
  • Conducting a self-assessment and gap analysis
  • Provisioning - getting your users into the cloud
  • Enabling bring-your-own-credentials
  • Using open-source tools: Grouper, CIFER, Shibboleth

Who should attend?

IT and security management, technical and project managers, implementers, and identity and service architects.

Come, learn, discuss, network, and plan your identity management solutions at CAMP

Shibboleth Consortium Formally Launched

After several years of close partnerships across the global identity and access management communities, the Shibboleth Consortium was formally launched with the ratification and signing of its Charter by Internet2, Janet and SWITCH.

This signing, which took place during the recent Internet2 Annual Meeting held in Arlington, Virginia, extends the commitment of national research and education networks in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland to the continued development of the Shibboleth software, as well as promoting its adoption globally.

Shibboleth was first released in 2003 and has been widely adopted by research and education communities around the world. The establishment of the consortium and commitment of funding by the members will ensure ongoing development and support of the Shibboleth software, allowing organizations to deploy it with confidence.

With the new consortium charter now in place, the consortium will begin to add additional investors to the project - attracting additional funding from Shibboleth-supporting NRENs, campuses and commercial partners - to further enhance the product, to improve documentation and training resources, and to promote Shibboleth in appropriate ways. The consortium will be reaching out to the community to identify where Shibboleth is making a difference, and to encourage stakeholders to participate in the roadmap and development process.

Shelton Waggener, senior vice president of Internet2, was appointed as consortium board chair until the end of 2013, with the position of chair rotating amongst the board members on a bi-annual basis. Additionally, the consortium board has selected Janet (United Kingdom) as consortium operator through the end of 2014 to manage the activities and to ensure delivery in accordance with the development roadmap. As the consortium operator Janet has responsibility to manage the consortium’s investments and coordination around Shibboleth development.

Shibboleth is SAML-based open-source software for enabling single sign-on authorization to access web services across different organizations. The Shibboleth Consortium was founded by Internet2, Janet and SWITCH to support development and adoption of Shibboleth, and is funded by its member organizations who share this common vision. More information is available at

Virtual Working Groups - May 20-21, 2013

The IAM Online webinar series has scheduled a special series of virtual working group meetings to showcase key identity and access management tools and services.

Working groups will provide project overviews, discuss current work, and entertain questions. These will be interactive sessions, using Adobe Connect for slide-sharing and chat discussions, and a phone bridge for participating and posting questions.

Join us to:

  • hear an overview of each project
  • find out about the current work
  • learn how your campus can benefit

Monday, May 20 (all times Eastern)

Noon - 1:15 pm - Grouper
1:30 - 2:45 pm - Shibboleth
3:00 - 4:15 pm - Interfederation and CIFER (two separate topics)

Tuesday, May 21 (all times Eastern)

Noon - 1:15 pm - Social Identity
1:30 - 2:45 pm - CoCoA (collaboration platform)
3:00 - 4:15 pm - MACE-DIR

A wiki page includes background information on each of these working groups, agendas, and dial-in/Adobe Connect information:

There is no charge for any of the sessions.

IAM Online is the monthly webinar series sponsored by InCommon, Internet2, and EDUCAUSE.