Framework documents

The TDIF comprises 13 policies.

These documents are grouped into three categories – governance, requirements and guidance.

Governance documents

The primary purpose of these documents is to control and direct accreditation effort.

  • 01 – Glossary of Abbreviations and Terms (PDF 588KB) includes a list of acronyms and defines the key abbreviations and  terms used in the TDIF.
  • 03 – Accreditation Process (PDF 571KB) sets out the process and requirements an Applicant is required to complete in order to achieve TDIF accreditation.
  • 06D – Attribute Profile (PDF 771KB)describes the Attributes used within the Australian Government’s identity federation and how these are mapped in the OpenID Connect 1.0 Profile and SAML 2.0 Profile.

Requirements documents

These set out the TDIF Accreditation requirements to be met by Applicants and Accredited participants.

  • 04 - Functional Requirements (PDF 681KB) outlines requirements applicable to the Accredited Roles, including fraud control, privacy, protective security, user experience and technical testing. It also includes a series of Functional Assessments to be undertaken by the Applicant to achieve TDIF accreditation including a Privacy Impact Assessment, Privacy Assessment, Security Assessment, penetration test and an assessment against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  • 05 - Role Requirements (PDF 792KB) includes user terms and lifecycle management requirements appliable to the Accredited Roles.
  • 06 - Federation Onboarding Requirements (PDF 637KB) outlines the requirements to be met when an Applicant’s identity system is approved to onboard to the Australian Government’s identity federation. This document includes functional requirements, technical integration testing requirements, operating obligations and the accreditation requirements for an Identity Exchange.
  • 06B - OpenID Connect 1.0 Profile (PDF 1.2MB) describes how OpenID Connect 1.0 is used within the Australian Government’s identity federation.
  • 06C - SAML 2.0 Profile (PDF 816KB) describes how SAML 2.0 is used within the Australian Government’s identity federation.
  • 07 – Annual Assessment (PDF 413KB) sets out the process and requirements an Accredited Participant is required to complete by the anniversary of their initial accreditation date in order to remain TDIF accredited.

Guidance documents

These set out information to help Applicants and Accredited Participants meet TDIF requirements.

  • 02 – Overview (PDF 598KB) provides a high-level overview of the TDIF.
  • 04A - Functional Guidance (PDF 561KB) provides guidance to Applicants on meeting the requirements set out in the TDIF: 04 Functional Requirements.
  • 05A - Role Guidance (PDF 540KB) provides guidance to Applicants on meeting requirements set out in the TDIF: 05 Role Requirements.
  • 06A - Federation Onboarding guidance (PDF 1.2MB) provides guidance to Applicants on meeting requirements set out in the TDIF:06 Federation Onboarding Requirements.

Applicants should use the Accreditation Template (XLSX, 162KB) when seeking accreditation.

The next scheduled review of the TDIF will occur by July 2022.  Any changes made to the document suite before this date will be recorded in a TDIF change management document and published on the DTA website.

  • Change log (PDF 213KB) records any changes made to the TDIF document suite before July 2022.

Get in touch

If you have any questions you can get in touch with us at identity@dta.gov.au