Guidance

Authentication credentials for online government services

This good practice guide (GPG 44) relates to the use of identity credentials to support user authentication for online government services.

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The purpose of this document is to provide good practice guidance to HMG public service providers and its service providers (eg identity service providers) on the use of identity credentials to support user authentication to government online services.

This document describes a process to measure the overall level of assurance given by various types of credentials.

Annex A provides extra background and tutorial information.

Published 9 May 2013
Last updated 3 November 2014 + show all updates
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