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Does your Identity Provider (IdP) support the Research & Scholarship Category of services in the InCommon Federation? If so, read on to find out how to migrate your IdP to global Research & Scholarship. If your IdP does not yet support the Research & Scholarship category, the following section shows you how.

Support Research & Scholarship

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More info for prospective R&S IdPs: Research and Scholarship for IdPs (old)

An IdP that supports the Research & Scholarship (R&S) category automatically releases the R&S Attribute Bundle to R&S SPs, that is, SPs tagged with the R&S entity attribute. These SPs have been vetted by InCommon to meet the requirements of R&S as outlined on the Research & Scholarship for SPs wiki page.

To support the R&S category, an IdP operator has at least two configuration options:

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In either case, all that’s required is a one-time change to your IdP’s attribute release policy. For more info about R&S, visit our wiki: Research and Scholarship for IdPs (old)

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The R&S category benefits all organizations, even those organizations whose primary mission is not research. The R&S category includes generally useful collaborative services (such as wikis and file sharing services) that benefit all users, including students, faculty, and staff at colleges and universities of all sizes.

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Migrate to Global Research & Scholarship

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More info for existing R&S IdPs: Migrating an IdP to Global Research and Scholarship

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To migrate an existing R&S IdP to global R&S, the IdP operator makes a small, one-time change to their IdP configuration to recognize the refeds.org R&S entity attribute value. Since all R&S SPs (in all federations) meet the requirements of the REFEDS R&S Entity Category specification, an IdP configured to recognize the refeds.org R&S tag will release releases attributes to all R&S SPs, including R&S SPs in other federations.

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