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A common framework for trustworthy shared management of access to on-line resources.

The mission of the InCommon Federation is to create and support a common framework for trustworthy shared management of access to on-line resources in support of education and research in the United States. To achieve its mission, InCommon will facilitate development of a community-based common trust fabric sufficient to enable participants to make appropriate decisions about access control information provided to them by other participants. InCommon is intended to enable production-level end-user access to a wide variety of protected resources. InCommon uses standards-based, SAML-compliant Shibboleth® as its federating system.

MIT is a member of the US higher-ed Shibbloleth federation named InCommon. MIT Touchstone also supports other technologies so that our local applications can also accept identities from OpenID identity providers.

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MIT Touchstone authentication system


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May 26, 2020

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