Gluu Becomes InCommon Affiliate
Gluu becomes an InCommon affiliate to help ease the on-boarding of new universities to the InCommon Federation for federated access to valuable online resources.
Ann Arbor, Michigan – January, 3 2011 – Gluu, a company dedicated to making it easier for organizations to implement federated identity, has become an InCommon Affiliate.
InCommon is the U.S. trust federation in higher education and is an operating unit of Internet2. Through InCommon, higher education institutions and their partners offer access to contracted and collaborative services – in a privacy- and security-enhanced method – to faculty, researchers, students and staff. The Affiliate Program provides the research and education community with a way to connect with Affiliate partners, who are able to help build the necessary underlying infrastructure on campus that supports federated access.
“We welcome Gluu’s experience in identity management,” said John Krienke, chief operating officer of InCommon. “It comes at a time of great growth and interest in federated identity management infrastructure and they provide a key partnership link for higher education participants.”
Gluu’s Federated Identity Appliance, based on Shibboleth Federated Single Sign-on Software and identity virtualization, is an on-premise or cloud solution monitored 24×7 and supported by Gluu. The appliance includes a web-based dashboard, can be deployed quickly, and addresses all the installation and operational issues of an organizational federated identity service at a predictable annual cost.
“We are excited to participate as an affiliate member of InCommon,” said Michael Schwartz, chief executive officer of Gluu. “Higher education institutions are at the cutting edge of federation technology and are setting the bar for scalable, secure solutions that also protect people’s privacy. Gluu’s goals are mutually aligned with InCommon. Our solutions are focused on providing simplified and scalable access and identity management solutions for new and existing InCommon participants.”
For more information about InCommon, as well as a list of current affiliates, go to www.incommon.org/affiliate.
Gluu provides IT services to large organizations to help them design, build, and operate authentication and authorization (AA) systems to secure web and mobile applications using open source software. Gluu leverages open standards such as OAuth 2.0, SAML, and RADIUS to enable organizational strong authentication, single sign-on (SSO), and web access management (WAM). The OX open source project, maintained by Gluu, implements two profiles of Oauth2: OpenID Connect for authentication and UMA for authorization. Gluus OX management service enables organizations to quickly deploy an AA service for their Internet domain, on the IAAS platform of their choice.
The InCommon Federation, operated by Internet2, provides a privacy-preserving, secure method for higher education institutions and their partners to offer single sign-on convenience to their faculty, researchers, students and staff. Through InCommon, individuals no longer need to maintain multiple passwords and usernames and online service providers no longer need to maintain user accounts. The educational institution manages the level of privacy and security for its constituents. For more information, see www.incommon.org.