InCommon Federation Partner Login Instructions
The InCommon Federation is the identity management federation for US research and education, and their sponsored partners. Some of the InCommon Federation member sites that allow the UA to pass on authentication for campus members via UA NetID in WebAuth include:
- Microsoft Dreamspark
The InCommon Federation provides the National Science Foundation's (NSF) research and education community easier access to online services using Research.gov. InCommon leverages technology developed under an NSF-funded grant that enables researchers and sponsored programs offices to securely access Research.gov using the user ID and password issued by their institution.
How to Access
- Go to the NSF Research.gov InCommon portal login site: https://identity.research.gov/sso/UI/Login
- Select The University of Arizona from the drop-down list and click Log In to be directed to UA’s login page.
- Log in with your UA NetID and password to be transferred back to Research.gov
First Time Log In User
For your first time logging in as an InCommon user, please follow these additional steps:
- Once you are logged in, click on the Activate Now link in the Account Activation section of Research.gov
- Read the Rules of Behavior and click the Activate button.
- Enter your last name, NSF ID, and password in the appropriate fields and select submit.
- You will then receive a message stating that activation has been submitted successfully and you are now logged in to Research.gov
Once your NSF ID/password has been linked with your UA NetID, you will be able to access Grants Application Status, Project Outcomes Report for the General Public, and other Research.gov services, simply by logging in with your UA NetID.
EDUCAUSE recently began establishing trust relationships with members of The InCommon Federation. The relationships will increase security and streamline access among a group of web sites that EDUCAUSE creates and maintains for its members. In order to use the system and to ensure quality of service, we have established a self-service system that allows key representatives to map their Identity Provider (IdP) to the organization that he or she represents.
- Go to http://educause.edu
- Click Login
- Under Federated Login click on the Log in Using InCommon button
- In the Start typing here to find your institution field type: University of Arizona
- Log in using your UA NetID and password
If you are not already an EDUCAUSE member, you will be asked to set up a user profile first, but you will not be required to establish an ID and password apart from your UA credentials.
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
My NCBI is a tool that retains user information and database preferences to provide customized services for many NCBI databases. It allows you to save searches, select display formats, filtering options, and set up automatic searches that are sent by e-mail. My NCBI users can save their citations (journal articles, books, meetings, patents and presentations) in My Bibliography and manage peer review article compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. My NCBI includes additional features that allow for setting up preferences for displaying and filtering search results, highlighting search terms and setting LinkOut, Outside Tool and Document Delivery preferences.
- Go to: My NCBI Help
- Complete instructions for:
- Registering with My NCBI
- Signing in to My NCBI - Signing in using a partner organization username and password links you to the UA login page
After the accounts are linked, you should be able to access your My NCBI account while signed into the UA account.
The CILogon Service allows UA users to authenticate with their UA NetID and password to obtain a certificate for secure access to CyberInfrastructure (CI). A list of CI services accepting CILogon-issued certificates may be found at http://ca.cilogon.org/rp
For identity vetting and authentication of subscribers, the CILogon Silver CA relies on US research and education institutions who are members of the InCommon Federation and have been certified via the InCommon Identity Assurance Framework to operate under the InCommon Silver Identity Assurance Profile. This page contains information about the adoption of InCommon Silver related to the CILogon Silver CA.
DreamSpark is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes. Only UA students are eligible.
- Go to https://www.dreamspark.com
- Sign In to your Windows Live ID. For first time users: You must create a Windows Live ID.
- Once verified you will be taken back to the main DreamSpark screen. Click on the Go button.
- Indicate the UA's location:
- Select the continent (North America) on the map.
- Select the country (United States).
- Select the school (University of Arizona).
- Click the Continue button. You will be directed to the UA WebAuth login page.
- Log in with your UANet ID and password.
- Download and use the latest Microsoft developer tools.