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  • Subject: [comanage-users] COmanage Newsletter #16 - January 2023
  • Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2023 08:00:00 -0500

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ISSUE #16 | January 25, 2023

Start with something new!

We started 2023 with new releases to COmanage Registry AND Match! This month we’ll highlight some of the things you can expect to find in these updates and where to go for more information.

Open Office Hours - February 3

Do you have a question about deploying or configuring Registry or Match? Want to get some input on a solution architecture design? Want to hear how your colleagues in the community are solving problems similar to yours? Each month you can bring your topics for discussion to the call. No need to register or spin up a presentation (but feel free if it suits you!); just show up! A short conversation starter kicks off each session to help get the discussion started.

Friday, February 3 at 12:00 PM (America/New York) (no registration necessary) 

IN YOUR TIMEZONE & link for your calendar

This Month’s Topic Aperitif: The Release Candidate Process

This month both COmanage tools had new releases: Registry 4.1.0 and Match 1.1.0. As part of the new release process, we offer one or more Release Candidates for testing and evaluation. COmanage tools are used in a variety of environments and for a diverse set of use cases. While we test the code that we release, the small open-source development team cannot test for all the conditions for which the tools are used. In this Topic Aperitif, we will open the discussion of the release candidate process and its effectiveness, potentially brainstorming ideas of how the process might be improved. We will follow this 15 min chat with topics of your choosing. Bring your questions, comments, and suggestions about any topic to office hours with the COmanage project team.

Selected New Feature Spotlights

We are excited about the new releases of Registry 4.1.0 and Match 1.1.0. Below are a few favorite new features from the development team:

  • Registry: New and Improved  Source Plugins

  • ApiSource supports multiple roles: This plugin for accepting information from Systems of Record via an API will now accept information about multiple roles for a person in a single request.

  • Novi Organizational Identity Source: (NEW) This plugin integrates with the Novi Association Management Software platform using the Novi AMS API.

  • SqlSource: (NEW) The SQL Organizational Identity Source plugin is designed to integrate inbound data via a SQL database.

Match Resolution Endpoint Notification: 

  • In Match: When a Pending Match Request is resolved, Match can now be configured to send a JSON message to a URL endpoint. This allows automatic business processes to be triggered once a Reconciliation Manager reviews and resolves a Pending Match.

  • In Registry: Registry now supports reprocessing of Organizational Identity Source records if a pending match is resolved and a resolution notification is sent via the Match engine (as described above).

Registry Enrollment Flow Integration with ID Match: Since v3.3.0, Registry has supported record matching using an ID Match server (for example, COmanage Match). The early implementation supported matching through pipelines, the mechanism for connecting data from Systems of Record to CO Person records, the core object within Registry. Registry 4.1.0 also supports the setup of an external match in Enrollment Flows to allow for matches using an ID Match server like COmanage Match.

COmanage News

This newsletter section is designed to provide additional transparency on the day-to-day workings of COmanage. Have ideas about other information that we should include? Let us know on the #incommon-comanage slack channel or by !


COmanage Registry was mentioned in ACCESS News last week. NSF’s ACCESS (Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support) program builds on the 11-year XSEDE project to provide tools and support for essential computational- and data-intensive research across science and engineering. The ACCESS Operations team selected COmanage Registry and CILogon as their infrastructure tools to manage authentication and access to these important resources.

Read the full article: Safe, Secure, and State-of-the-Art, by Hannah Naughton, NCSA, ACCESS News, Jan 26, 2023


Usually our Open Office Hours are scheduled for the first Friday of the month. We are changing the schedule for the next several events to include some special content: 

  • Fri, 3 MAR 3 8:00 AM AEST | Thu, MAR 2 5:00 PM US ET: TOPIC: Hear about how COmanage Registry is being leveraged in Australia to support research collaborations. SPEAKER: John Scullen, Australian Access Federation

  • Thu, MAR 30 4:00 PM ET: TOPIC: Open topics with the latest training cohort

Click the links above to see the meeting in your time zone and add it to your calendar


Join us for our first full-day COmanage Match training. Developed through generous support from UCSD and offered by InCommon, this workshop will review how to configure and use COmanage Match, including an overview of the Match API, how to develop and test match rules, and thoughtful discussion about your use cases. 

  • WORKSHOP DATE: March 30, 11:00-5:00 ET 

  • REGISTRATION: Registration for this virtual workshop can be found at this link.


If you are looking for training for Registry, InCommon is offering the next workshop the same week as for Match. Take the two together or separately.

  • WORKSHOP DATE: March 28-29 

  • REGISTRATION: Registration for this virtual workshop can be found at this link.

That’s it for this month’s newsletter. Keep an eye out for our next one scheduled for late February. We hope to welcome you during our Open Office Hours on February 3rd!

About The COmanage Project

COmanage is an Open Source Project that is focused on streamlining digital lifecycle management for your populations. It consists of two tools: Registry and Match. 

COmanage Registry is an identity registry with flexible enrollment and lifecycle management capabilities that helps you meet your identity management objectives using standardized tools and approaches. It can be used as a central person registry, a guest management system, or a collaboration hub for scholarly collaborations.

COmanage Match performs identity de-duplication in order to help minimize the creation of duplicate accounts for the same individual. It provides a heuristic-based system for matching identity records across multiple authoritative systems of record. Match can be used with Registry or as a standalone product complementary to your other tools.

Learn more about the project and its supporters at

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