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Every student, employee, and OSU partner needs secure and comprehensive access to University systems. While ONID accounts are currently one way that community members access systems, Information Services envisions an environment where Single Sign On (SSO), inter-institutional trust and access, provisioning, and rights services extend across systems of record, differentiation, and innovation. This will allow members of the OSU community to succeed in their education and work and will reduce the University's risk by providing a way to reliably and quickly decommission access.
OSU is in the process of joining the InCommon Federation, a secure and privacy-preserving trust fabric for research and higher education operated by Internet2. OSU researchers will thus be able to access online resources at trusted institutions using their OSU authentication credentials, and vice versa, thus facilitating inter-institutional collaboration.
As a part of this process, we are posting the InCommon Participant Operational Practices document so that all members of the consortium may see it.