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This page lists InCommon working groups.


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Trust and Identity working groups

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InCommon Working Groups

Working GroupChair(s)Chartered byStatusMeeting Date/Time

IDP as a Service Working Group

  • Mary McKee, Duke University
  • Eugene (E.J.) Monti, Duquesne University
InCommon TACActiveMondays at 1pm ET, biweeklyOIDC-OAuth Deployment Working GroupNathan Dors, University of WashingtonInCommon TACActiveTuesdays at 11am ET, biweeklyDeployment Profile Working GroupKeith Wessel, University of IllinoisInCommon TACComplete - Final report approved by InCommon Steering on May 6, 2019Streamlining SP Onboarding Working Group
  • Tommy Roberson, Baylor
  • Garrett King, Carnegie Mellon
InCommon TACComplete - Final Report Approved by InCommon TAC in August 2018Attributes for Collaboration and Federation Working GroupBrad Christ, Eastern Washington UniversityInCommon Steering, InCommon TAC and CTABComplete - Final Report Approved by Sponsoring groups, Aug 2018OIDC Survey Working GroupAlbert Wu, UCLAInCommon TACComplete - Final Report Approved by InCommon TAC, April 2017Per-Entity Metadata Working GroupScott Koranda, LIGOInCommon TACComplete. Final Report Certificate Service Review Working GroupChristopher Bongaarts, University of MinnesotaAnn West,  Internet2 Associate Vice President, Trust & IdentityComplete. Final Report

Federation Interoperability Working Group

Walter Hoehn, University of MemphisInCommon TACComplete (Final Report 2016-03-03). Profile work turned over to Kantara Initiative WG-FI.

MFA Interoperability Profile Working Group

Karen Herrington, Virginia TechInCommon AAC


See final products here

New Entities Working GroupJim Jokl, University of VirginiaInCommon TACComplete (Recommendations)External Identities Working GroupEric Goodman, University of California, Office of the PresidentInCommon TACComplete (Final Report 2015-06-11)Alternative IdPs Working GroupJanemarie Duh, Lafayette CollegeInCommon TACComplete (Final Report 2014-12-11)IdP of Last Resort Working GroupKeith Hazelton, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Steve Olshansky, ISOCInCommon TAC

Complete (Final Report 2015-06-11)

Internationalization effort, under REFEDs, is ramping up as of June 2016. See here.

Metadata Distribution Working GroupJohn Krienke, Internet2InCommon TACComplete (Phase 1 Recommendations 2013-09-05; Phase 2 Recommendations 2014-01-23Interfederation Working GroupJim Basney, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and Warren Anderson, LIGOInCommon TACComplete (June 2013 recommendations to TAC; March 2014 Final Report to TAC)eduGAIN Policy and Community Working Group
Teresa Semmens, North Dakota StateInCommon SteeringComplete. See Intent PaperSocial Identity Working GroupSteven Carmody, Brown, and Keith Hazelton, University of Wisconsin-MadisonInCommon TACComplete. A follow-on activity was the External Identities Working GroupQuilt InCommon Pilots Working GroupGeorge Laskaris, NJedge.netInCommonComplete. See White Paper.

TAC = Technical Advisory Committee;

CTAB = Community Trust and Assurance Board
AAC = Assurance Advisory Committee
Gray shading indicates a working group that's completed its work or is on hiatus

InCommon Governance and Advisory Groups


InCommon Steering Committee (Governance)

Ted  Hanss,  YaleActiveInCommon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)Jane Marie Duh, Lafayette CollegeActiveCommunity Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB)
Prior to 2017 this was the AACMary Catherine Martinez,  InnoSoftActive

Other Working Groups

Here are other working groups of interest, sponsored by Internet2, but not directly sponsored by InCommon.

Guidelines for Trust and Identity Working Group Chairs and Flywheels

Guidelines for Trust and Identity Working Group Chairs and Flywheels

Resources/Links of Interest

Summary Activity Reports

Consultations/Document Reviews

InCommon Technical Work Update and Plans

InCommon Governance

Internet2 website listing of working groups

InCommon Assurance AD Silver Cookbook

CIC Cloud Services Cookbook

Presentation on New InCommon Working Groups, August 2014 (.pdf)

Internet2 Support Levels for Trust and Identity Working Groups (Google Doc)

Guidelines for Trust and Identity Working Group Chairs and Flywheels

Working Group Call Agenda template

Tools for Publicizing Working Groups, Recruiting New Members and Onboarding