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Please go to the InCommon Trusted Access Platform Library

titleSoftware Download

You can download the software here.

The InCommon Trusted Access Platform provides tools, open source software, and architectural patterns that enable institutions to:

  • foster inter-institutional collaboration and research
  • manage access to institutional resources effectively and securely
  • facilitate access to cloud services.

while adhering to institutional policies governing identity and access management. See TIER 101 for an overview.


The InCommon Trusted Access Platform is a continuation of the work that began in 2016 with the Trust and Identity in Education and Research (TIER) program. TIER was a three-year initiative to provide enhancements and sustainability for community-driven identity and access management software and services. Forty-nine campuses provided $1.25 million per year for three years to support the this effort to simplify campus processes and advance inter-institutional collaboration and research. With TIER's successful conclusion in 2018, the InCommon Trusted Access Platform has been created with a sustainable funding model to ensure its benefits for the entire community into the future.


The InCommon Trusted Access Platform technology is designed to be conformed into your institution's policies, practices, and organization for identity and access management. See below for help with that process.

  • Reference enterprise architecture (business and technical) for Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Documents describing how TIER components fit into the IAM architecture (i.e.solve IAM needs)
    • Also, what's left to the institution

Reference Documentation

The components' web sites listed below provide information about use, deployment, and administration, as well as ways in which you can enhance the capabilities of the components and contribute to the community. The following are good starting points.

Other information, services, etc.

titleThe Software

If you are familiar with the InCommon Trusted Access Platform and what it can do, you can go here to download the software. Otherwise, read on.


If you need help with the Trusted Access Platform software click here.