InCommon is a federation that creates and supports a common framework for trustworthy shared management of access to on-line resources in support of education and research in the United States.
InCommon eliminates the need for researchers, students, and educators to maintain multiple, passwords and usernames. Online service providers no longer need to maintain user accounts. Identity providers manage the levels of their users' privacy and information exchange. InCommon uses SAML-based SAML-based authentication and authorization systems (such as Shibboleth) to enable scalable, trusted collaborations among its community of participants.
UCLA is an active member of InCommon and operates an Identity Provider.
For complete details, visit the InCommon Federation web site.