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InCommon is the US higher education federation.


NDSU is a member of InCommon. Our entityID is 

InCommon is the US higher education federation. Its members are educational institutions and the corporations they sponsor. InCommon is a member of eduGAIN, a federation of 60+ national federations like InCommon. 

NDSU is a global participating identity provider for the Research and Scholarship category. NDSU is also REFEDS SIRTFI compliant.

Using Shibboleth

Shibboleth is a widely deployed federated identity solution that originated with Internet2. It is based on SAML 2.0. At this point in time, Shibboleth at NDSU is only for use with InCommon service providers. InCommon is the preferred mechanism for authenticating to third parties, with CAS as the backup. The preferred mechanism for entities at NDSU is still Central Authentication Service (CAS).

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  • Faculty
  • Staff

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Keywords:service, common, in, shibboleth, internet2,   Doc ID:103490
Owner:Michael R.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-07-01 08:42 CDTUpdated:2021-05-26 14:24 CDT
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