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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. Learn how you can participate:

Working with InCommon Metadata

Federation Manager

Use the Federation Manager to upload and publish your metadata to the InCommon Federation:

InCommon Metadata Service

Retrieve IdP and SP metadata in InCommon and R&E federations around the world.

Meet Baseline Expectations

Get help with meeting the requirements of Baseline Expectations 2. Check out the annotated BE2 Implementation Guide; find the answers you are looking for in the BE2 FAQ.


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GET NIH Ready

Follow this NIH-readiness resource page; get the latest on NIH's initiative to standardize and streamline federated access to NIH resources and what you need to to to meet its requirements.


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Support Research &  Scholarship (R&S)

Do your part to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic: configure your identity provider to support the REFEDS Research and Scholarship category to rapidly connect your researchers and scientists with international collaborations


Working with the Discovery Service

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



Best Practices and References

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


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