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What is InCommon?

InCommon is a formal federation of organizations focused on creating a common framework for collaborative trust in support of research and education. InCommon makes sharing protected online resources easier, safer, and more scalable in our age of digital resources and services. Leveraging SAML-based authentication and authorization systems, InCommon enables cost-effective, privacy-preserving collaboration among InCommon participants. InCommon eliminates the need for researchers, students, and educators to maintain multiple, password-protected accounts. The InCommon federation supports user access to protected resources by allowing organizations to make access decisions to resources based on a user's status and privileges as presented by the user's home organization.

How is InCommon Being Used at UMBC?

UMBCworks using Symplicity

Microsoft DreamSpark

Apple iTunes U

e2Campus from Omnilert

NSF FastLane

Research and Scholarship

Upcoming InCommon and Shibboleth Integration at UMBC

AlcoholEdu from Outside the Classroom

CASHNet

National Student Clearninghouse

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