CILogon Silver CA relies on US research and education institutions who are members of the InCommon Federation and have been certified via the InCommon Identity Assurance Framework to operate under the InCommon Silver Identity Assurance Profile. This page contains information about the adoption of InCommon Silver related to the CILogon Silver CA.
first university in the country to achieve the InCommon Silver level of assurance. Adoption of InCommon Silver by additional InCommon members is underway. The current list of certified identity provider is provided at www.incommon.org/federation/info/all-idps-certified.
The CIC InCommon Silver Project is implementing InCommon Silver across the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago, the University of Washington, and Virginia Tech, with a target date of Fall 2011. The project issued a Phase 1 Report in July 2010. In October 2010, the CIC project established a partnership with the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) and the Mid‐Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) to support SURA institutions interested in implementing InCommon Silver (see: announcement). The CIC project issued a Fall 2011 Progress Report.
A January 12, 2011 InCommon Silver Workshop included updates from Michigan State, Virginia Tech, UChicago, and University of Iowa on their InCommon Silver progress.
On March 9, 2011, InCommon made available Public Review Drafts of updated (v1.1) Identity Assurance Assessment Framework (IAAF) and Identity Assurance Profiles (IAP) documents. The public comment period runs through March 28, 2011. The updates address:
The InCommon Assurance Program officially launched on February 29, 2012. InCommon was officially approved as a FICAM Trust Framework Provider on that day.
We expect members of the DOE Science Identity Federation to pursue InCommon Silver accreditation. In particular the LHC Tier 1 sites in the United States (FNAL and BNL) provide accounts for many US physicists and so would be very valuable InCommon Silver identity providers for physics research.
M Key tokens for InCommon Silver authentication. Virginia Tech, Indiana University, and the University of Michigan have also indicated they will achieve Silver using multi-factor authentication. Considering that two-factor authentication may be required for access to systems such as Kraken and Blue Waters, the use of two-factor authentication by campuses as part of their InCommon Silver adoption may enable CILogon Silver certificates to be used for access to these systems.