CILogon Service 2.0

Post date: Dec 10, 2010 4:57:15 PM

We've updated the CILogon Service at to address your suggestions and make other improvements based on our lessons learned so far. We hope you agree that this update is an improvement! Please keep sending your suggestions to for how we can make the CILogon Service more useful.

Improvements include:

  • Simplified Interface: We've re-designed our pages to focus on our core functionality. Our new identity provider selector combines both InCommon and OpenID providers into a single list for easier selection. Descriptive text previously on the pages has now moved to (particularly to our new FAQ at to reduce distractions on the site.
  • Improved Performance: We've decreased page load times by an order of magnitude.
  • Longer Certificate Lifetimes: Our updated Java Web Start application can now download certificates valid for up to 13 months, in both PEM and PKCS12 formats. Note that you will be required to select a passphrase for your private key when requesting longer-lived certificates.
  • Interface Skins: Partners can now customize the interface with their preferred logos, colors, and fonts for their user community. Please contact for details.