The project had its first consultation event held with the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) on using GOV.UK Verify, the identity checking platform being developed by Government Digital Service. The event took place at techUK’s offices in London and was primarily aimed at suppliers to the local authority and housing associations sectors.
The event offered public service portal and platform suppliers a chance to learn about and influence the latest Open Identity Exchange project. The ‘micro-sources of data’ alpha project will run for 6 months and will examine how GOV.UK Verify could work with a local authority multi-service portal. It will Verify users’ identity at the lower level of assurance (LOA1) and then use locally collected social housing data to strengthen this assurance to the higher level of assurance (LOA2), which is recognised in civil court.
The project will work with 3 of the existing GOV.UK Verify IdPs – GBG, Post Office, Digidentiy – and an independent consultant to design and build an Alpha architecture that will allow the IdP, with the user’s permission, to locate and interrogate their Digital Log Book to gather evidence as part of the GOV.UK Verify registration process.
There is a project blog on the OIX web site.
Attendees had the chance to review the project objectives and plans, and to learn more about plans to test Verify through non-GDS hubs.
View the slide presentation here.