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Welcome to the Collaboration Site for the InCommon Assurance Program.

This site will house information about the InCommon Assurance specifications, implementation, and program. The primary documents are:

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[Identity Assurance Assessment Framework|] \[PDF\]
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    [Identity Assurance Profiles|] \[PDF\]
  • On June 9, the US Federal Government’s Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Trust Framework Evaluation Team (TFET) provisionally approved the InCommon Assurance documents. We are now working on adding their privacy recommendations with the goal of have these documents finally approved shortly.


    InCommon Assurance Community Wiki

    Table of Contents

    Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation

    Baseline Expectations links and information

    Baseline Expectations Foundational Document

    InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) Minutes Publicly Available

    InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) Minutes are publicly available here

    The charter for the InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) is here

    InCommon MFA Interoperability Profile Working Group

    The mission of the working group was to develop and document requirements for creating and implementing an interoperability profile to allow the community to leverage MFA provided by an InCommon Identity Provider by allowing SPs to rely on a standard syntax and semantics regarding MFA. See the working group wiki and the Final Work Products.

    InCommon Silver with Active Directory Domain Services Cookbook for 1.2 Released

    The final version of the InCommon Silver with Active Directory Domain Services Cookbook is available now! For an overview of the important bits, see the May 2014 webinar recording

    Reading Bronze: Understanding the InCommon Profile (recordings available)

    InCommon sponsored a community reading of the Bronze InCommon Assurance Profile to aid in the understanding and intent of the requirements. There were four calls during Dec. 2013 and Jan. 2014.  The calls have now concluded. Thanks to all who participated for the excellent comments and questions.

    Recordings are available at this link.

    Assurance Program

    Specification Documents

    Alternative Means

    Community Resources


    Technical InterOp

    Community Contributions

    Webinars and Presentations


    RSS Feed


    (20 Jul) Short-term Group Working on Review Panel Definition


    InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) Minutes

    CTAB Charter

    CTAB Nominations for Term Starting 2019

    Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation Web Page

    Federal ICAM Approved Identity Providers

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    Frequently Asked Questions About the Assurance Program and the Refinement Process

    InCommon Assurance Web page

    Background on Version 1.1

    Stay Informed

    Add yourself to our assurance email list by sending an email to with this in the subject: subscribe assurance

    titleCommunity Assurance Call Minutes (these calls were suspended starting in 2018)

    6-Dec-2017 Assurance webinar (Introducing CTAB )

    4-Oct-2017 Assurance Call (Refocusing Community Guidance of InCommon's Trust Programs: Baseline and Bronze)

    7-June-2017 Assurance Call (Baseline Expectations Implementation)

    1-March-2017 Assurance Call (NIST 800-63 / Digital Identity Guidelines

    4-January-2017 Assurance Call (REFEDs Assurance Working Group)

    2-November-2016 Assurance Call (2017 AAC Workplan Discussion)

    5-October-2016 Assurance Call - Baseline Expectations and their Implementation (Slides) and (AdobeConnect)

    3-August-2016 Assurance Call (Baseline Expectations - Last Call for Comments)

    6-July-2016 (webinar on Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation)

    6-July-2016 (comments in Adobe Connect Chat during Assurance Call on Baseline Expectations

    4-May-2016 (webinar on Federated Security Incident Response (SIRTFI) Effort)

    6-April-2016 (webinar on MFA Interop Profile WG)

    3 Feb 2016 (webinar on Insights in Assurance: Developments from Across the Pond)

    4 Nov 2015 (webinar on survey results and baseline practices)

    2 Sept 2015 (webinar on Shib IdP v3 and Duo MFA)

    8 July 2015

    6 May 2015 (flexible vetting)

    1 April 2015 (password reset)

    4 March 2015

    5 Nov 2014
    15 Oct 2014
    4 Sep 2014
    9 Jul 2014
    19 March 2014 (presentation on Multi-Context Broker)
    12 Feb 2014
    4 Dec 2013
    6 Nov 2013
    2 Oct 2013
    4 Sep 2013
    7 Aug 2013
    10 July 2013
    5 June 2013
    8 May 2013
    3 April 2013
    6 March 2013
    13 Feb 2013
    9 Jan 2013
    12 Dec 2012