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Helping users interact with government securely
Users of digital government services need to be able to sign in securely and conveniently to access services and records, and be confident that their data is secure and their privacy protected. Government also needs to be confident that users are who they say they are. Identity assurance is a means of delivering the required confidence to both users and government.
We are working across government and with the private sector to develop a Trusted Digital Identity Framework (the Framework) to support the Government’s Digital Transformation Agenda.
In the coming months the Identity team in the Digital Transformation Agency will undertake an intensive discovery program to better understand user needs in relation to the identity verification process to access government services. From this discovery process we will then undertake the design of an alpha solution. The Framework will be developed in parallel, setting the rules for the operation of digital identities.
Existing Australian Government and state and territory identity policy frameworks will need to be accommodated under the Framework. At the Australian Government level these include:
- National e-Authentication Framework - a better practice guide to the authentication of users and websites for agencies across all sectors of government
- National identity Proofing Guidelines - guidance for agencies for the identification of users
- Gatekeeper Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Framework - governs the use of cryptographic technologies by the Australian Government to authenticate an identity, and the assessment of Gatekeeper accredited service providers
- Third Party Identity Services Assurance Framework - sets out 4 standard levels of assurance (LOA), and an accreditation process for commercial providers of digital identity services.
The Trusted Digital Identity Framework will establish the overarching requirements, structure, governance arrangements and interoperable standards for a trusted Australian digital identity system to ensure it is scalable, secure, simple to use and fair.
Contact the authentication team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 5 January 2016