Note that this page has been deprecated. The information it contains is no longer current.
InCommon no longer certifies IdPs that release R&S attributes only locally, although some IdPs do still retain that legacy certification, so this document has been retained to illuminate the differences between global and InCommon-only R&S certifications.
All IdPs are encouraged to certify for global R&S; see How to Apply for the Research and Scholarship (R&S) Entity Category for more information.
Migrating an IdP to the Global Research & Scholarship Category
That said, we encourage you to reconfigure your IdP as documented. If you do, and we decide to remove the legacy incommon.org R&S tag from SP metadata at some later date, you’ll be all set. In any case, we won’t do anything without giving everyone ample lead time.