The Internet2 Middleware Initiative focuses on developing interoperable identity and access management infrastructures for research and higher education. The initiative's work includes developing tools, roadmaps, software, practices, standards, and education. For more information about Internet2 Middleware Initiative, see the Background page.
Watch the IAM Online Virtual Working Groups, from May 2013, with sessions on Grouper, Shibboleth, MACE-Directories, Social Identity, CoCoA, and more
Proceedings from InCommon Advance CAMP: Identity Services Summit IV, October 2012
Key projects include:
MACE (Middleware Architecture Committee for Education) administers a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace, supporting the assignment of unique, global, persistent names to resources of various kinds by MACE and its delegates. MACE also administers an Object Identifier (OID) arc for identifying resources of various kinds for Internet2/MACE projects and working groups.
COmanage: Collaborative Organization Management: a software platform that eases distributed authentication and access management for a group of collaborative applications. See an overview of COmanage. (pdf)
MACE-Dir(ectories) Working Group and eduPerson and Related Schema: the MACE-Dir working group looks at how to describe common identity information for campus and federated relationships. MACE-DIR's many projects include the eduPerson, eduCourse, and eduOrg directory schema.
Scalable Privacy: In September 2012, Internet2 received a two-year grant from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the first year of a two-year project to work with the research and education community to build privacy infrastructure and tools to help individuals preserve their privacy and strengthen the nation's identity ecosystem, in support of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC).
Social and Organizational Identities Working Group: discussing the use of OAuth and other authentication methods from the various social networks, including a Social2SAML gateway service.
Toward a Scalable Approach to Privacy and Security (pdf)
Ken Klingenstein, Internet2 and Michael A. Grady, Unicon
2013 Internet2 Annual Meeting, April 2013
Internet identity: Forward in All Directions (pdf)
Ken Klingenstein, Internet2
TERENA Networking Conference (TNC), May 2012
Killer Attributes (and the apps that love them) (pdf)
Cloud Identity Summit, July 2011
Tao of Attributes Workshop (Presentations & Webcast archive)
Identity Management and Trust Services: Foundations for Cloud Computing
Kevin Morooney (The Pennsylvania State Univ.) and Jack Suess (Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Educause Review, September/October 2009
Internet Scale Identity, Collaboration and Research & Education,
Ken Klingenstein (Internet2) and RL "Bob" Morgan (Univ. of Washington) [Video]
The Grouper team is pleased to announce the release of a series of free training videos. (30-July-2012)
COmanage Registry v0.6 Released
This is a Technology Preview release that is intended for demonstration purposes only. It is not yet suitable for use in a production environment.
Internet2 Fall Member Meeting
Sep. 30 - Oct. 4, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
To contact the Internet2 Middleware Initiative, send e-mail to email@example.com