Framework documents

The Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) comprises 13 policies.

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TDIF Documents

The Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) comprises of 13 policies.

  • 01 – Glossary of Abbreviations and Terms (PDF) includes a list of acronyms and defines the key abbreviations and terms used in the TDIF.
  • 02 – Overview (PDF) provides a high-level overview of the TDIF.
  • 03 – Accreditation Process (PDF) sets out the process and requirements an Applicant is required to complete to achieve TDIF accreditation.
  • 04 – Functional Requirements (PDF) 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 Accessibility Assessment against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  • 04A – Functional Guidance (PDF) provides guidance to Applicants on meeting the requirements set out in the TDIF 04 Functional Requirements.
  • 05 – Role Requirements (PDF) includes user terms and lifecycle management requirements applicable to the Accredited Roles.
  • 05A – Role Guidance (PDF) provides guidance to Applicants on meeting requirements set out in the TDIF 05 Role Requirements.
  • 06 – Federation Onboarding Requirements (PDF) 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.
  • 06A – Federation Onboarding Guidance (PDF) provides guidance to Applicants on meeting requirements set out in the TDIF 06 Federation Onboarding Requirements.
  • 06B – OpenID Connect 1.0 Profile (PDF)describes how OpenID Connect 1.0 is used within the Australian Government’s identity federation.
  • 06C – SAML 2.0 Profile (PDF) describes how SAML 2.0 is used within the Australian Government’s identity federation.
  • 06D – Attribute Profile (PDF) 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.
  • 07 – Annual Assessment (PDF) sets out the process and requirements an Accredited Participant is required to complete by the anniversary of their initial accreditation date to remain TDIF accredited.
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Accreditation Templates

The following templates are provided as guidance for Applicants and can help support their accreditation effort.

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TDIF Changes

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. All changes to the TDIF will occur in accordance with the TDIF Variation Standard Operating Procedure.

TDIF Variation Standard Operating Procedure (PDF) sets out the procedure for implementing requested changes to the TDIF.
TDIF Change Request Form (PDF) use this form to request any changes to the TDIF.
TDIF Change Log – Mar 2021 (XLS) records any changes made to the TDIF before July 2022.

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Get in touch

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