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ISSUE #18 | July 30, 2023

We’re back!

Our sincere apologies for the hiatus in sending our newsletter and hosting open office hours. Circumstances out of our control had our team members attending to other critical tasks, and our monthly communication suffered as a result. But the good news is that we now have so much more to share with you!! 

Open Office Hours - September 1

Open Office Hours will RESUME in September!! 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.

Fri, 1 SEP 9:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM ET |16.00 UTC
(no registration necessary) 

IN YOUR TIMEZONE & link for your calendar

September’s Topic Aperitif: COmanage Registry 5.0 is coming!!

Registry 5.0 (Framework migration) is scheduled to be available in September!! This is your chance to get an update on what is included and ask your questions. There may even be opportunities to influence upcoming functionality!! (NOTE: this topic will be covered in additional depth during Technology Exchange, see below).

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 !


Don’t miss these sessions about the COmanage project and tools during Technology Exchange this September: 

COmanage Registry is undergoing a significant update with version 5.0.0. With a substantial upgrade to the underlying development framework, CakePHP, we are taking the opportunity to review current Registry uses and adjust the code and features to better align with how the system is being used today. For this month’s “topic aperitif,” we will explore how we are rethinking enrollment flows and seek your input and use cases as we start to implement this updated core feature. This session will replace the September virtual event, which will also be offered to online participants.

NOTE: We will repeat this interactive discussion during a regularly-scheduled Office Hours online session for anyone who will not be attending the conference in person.

  • Wed, SEP 20, 1:40 PM: COmanage Match This! Early Case Studies
    COmanage Match has been available for a little over a year, since July 2022. Its first training class was in March of this year. How are institutions starting to use and build the tool into their data management workflows? During this panel discussion, we will hear from institutions that have started to explore how they will use Match on their campuses. They will share the use cases they have set out to address and what they have been learning along the way.

COmanage Match provides a heuristic-based system for matching identity records across multiple authoritative systems of record. It implements the open Identity Match API standard completed by an InCommon working group in 2018. This flexible tool can be used with an Identity Registry like COmanage Registry, integrated with other systems via its API, or as a standalone service.


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

  • WORKSHOP DATE: October 26 

  • REGISTRATION: More information and 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: October 24-25 

  • REGISTRATION: More information and 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 August.

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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