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InCommon makes possible trustworthy academic collaboration that reaches far beyond what a single organization can do on its own, through identity and access management technologies and services that are integrated across the globe.


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Using metadata

Find and retrieve metadata for identity providers and service providers in InCommon and R&E federations around the world.

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Manage metadata with the Federation Manager

Use the Federation Manager to upload, edit, and publish your metadata to the InCommon Federation.

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Working with the discovery service

Configure the discovery service to help your users easily find their home organizations during federated single sign on.

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Handling errors in federated SSO

Create a seamless federated SSO experience for your users. Manage those federated errors with care.

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Implement Federation best practices

Help the InCommon Federation help you get the most out of being InCommon. Learn and adopt Federation best practices.

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Earn badges: entity categories

Show your support for trusted, global research and scholarly collaboration with entity category badges for your IdP and SP. 

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Deploy software

Get federation-optimized, packaged, and free identity and access management software: InCommon Trusted Access Platform

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SAML and other technical references

Want to learn how things work under the hood? Check out the InCommon Federation technical references

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InCommon policies and practices

Participant agreements, practices and policies; privacy statements; terms and conditions. Find them on the InCommon website.

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Ask the community

Find answers, support, and inspiration from US and international federated identity management community members.

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