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National e-Authentication Framework

Consistent authentication across government and with business

The National e-Authentication Framework (NeAF) is a better practice approach to authenticating the identity of individual users and websites. The NeAF is intended for use by agencies at all levels of government as well as businesses working with government. The principles provide a foundation for building consistent authentication products.

The NeAF contains guidance on how to handle e-authentication as part of an agency’s overall risk and identity management strategies. The NeAF explains how to use risk assessment to identify the required level of assurance, and the processes and technologies you need to use to achieve that level of assurance.

Framework documents (January 2009):

Better practice guidelines (January 2009):

The objectives of the NeAF are to:

Last updated: 5 January 2016