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Open Identity Exchange (OIX) White Papers focus on current issues and opportunities in emerging identity markets. OIX white papers are driven by the needs of the members but the goal of each white paper is that they stand on their own to deliver value to the identity ecosystem as whole.

OIX White Papers are always pragmatic, transparent and take one of two perspectives: a retrospective report on the outcome of a given project or pilot or a prospective discussion on a current issue or opportunity.

OIX White Papers are authored by independent domain experts and are intended as summaries for a general business audience.

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The Open Identity Trust Framework (OITF) Model

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: This paper proposes the Open Identity Trust Framework (OITF) model as a way to achieve the confidence needed to support the exchanges of identity information. The goal is [...]

An Open Market Solution for Online Identity Assurance

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: A New Solution for Internet-Scale Identity Assurance: the Open Identity Exchange This white paper introduces a new solution for Internet‐scale identity assurance: the Open Identity Exchange (OIX). It [...]

OIX Attribute Exchange (AX) Trust Framework Specification

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: The intent of the OIX Attribute Exchange (AX) Trust Framework specification is to enable what some call the “Identity Information Exchange Ecosystem.” This is an ecosystem or marketplace [...]

South Yorkshire (1): Bridging the “Digital Divide”

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: This project looks at the challenges with one of the hardest demographics to address, those who potentially do not have traditional forms of identity documentation (e.g. passports and driving [...]

Internet Life Verification (ILV): Social Login, Data and Digital Identity

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: This white paper summarises the findings from an investigative project on the subject of internet life verification (ILV), the process by which an individual’s identity can be verified through [...]

Social Networks and Digital Identity

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: This white paper summarises the findings from an investigative project on the subject of internet life verification (ILV), the process by which an individual’s identity can be verified [...]

Shared Signals

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: Fraudulent takeover of Consumer accounts and subsequent misuse is a significant problem that occurs daily at Identity Providers. The Shared Signals model describes a new collaborative system that enables intelligence [...]

Warwickshire (1): Single Identity for Central and Local Government

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: Over the past few years a diverse range of solutions to identity assurance have been implemented by local authorities. The purpose of this project is to examine how one [...]

Warwickshire (1): Single Identity for Central and Local Government – Technical Findings

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: This report accompanies the project White Paper. It explains in detail the technologies that were implemented by the Service Provider, Warwickshire County Council, within the scope of the project [...]

Economics of Identity

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: Individuals and businesses are moving rapidly to a digital and mobile way of doing business with each other.  The more we interact and transact online, the more important online [...]

xMNO project: Exploring the Role of Mobile in Digital Identity Assurance

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: This white paper summarises the outcomes from the UK’s first mobile network operator alpha trial. Mobile phones are increasingly becoming the device of choice for digital transactions and the [...]

The Vocabulary of Identity Systems Liability

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: Fear of liability is one of the most significant impediments to participation in the emerging identity market. Yet the term “liability” is often misapplied, and the risk of [...]

Lloyds with Callsign: Associating a bank with issuing an identity assurance credential that allows access to Government services

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: Banks have long been the holders and guardians of personal information relating to their millions of customers such as name, address, phone numbers, financial history, etc. Moreover they go [...]

Matching Service: Data Matching in the Identity Ecosystem

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: Adoption of an external digital identity asserted by the users Identity Provider requires the organisation to ‘match’ the identity details to customer records within its own systems. This paper [...]

Warwickshire (2): Can attribute provision, together with identity assurance, transform local government Services?

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: Identity assurance is key if we are to enable the digital by default strategy. It provides a means of common access to services across central and local government. But [...]

Shared Signals – Protecting the Identity Ecosystem

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: This paper gives an overview of an Open Identity Exchange UK discovery project run to explore the potential for a “Shared Signals” model (the exchange of “trust” and metadata, [...]

South Yorkshire (2): Challenges in Digital Identity

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: Digital “inclusion” and “uptake” are two of the most interesting, and possibly biggest challenges in the adoption of a ubiquitous digital identity. Are critical questions in this context are: [...]

Overseas Pensions Discovery Project

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: The project looks at the Global Existence Transaction (“Existence”) service, developed by Western Union to tackle overseas pension fraud, and how this service could be potentially leveraged by the [...]

The Pensions Finder Tool

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: This project looked at how digital identity can solve a real world problem.  By the time the average person retires they will have contributed to about 11 different [...]

Towards an Architecture for a Digital Blue Badge Service

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: This Alpha project took a typical local government service – applying for a Blue Badge (disabled parking badge) – and demonstrated how it could be radically transformed from a [...]

A Technical Design for a Blue Badge Digital Service

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: This technical paper should be read in conjunction with the white paper: Towards an Architecture for a Digital Blue Badge Service.  A collaboration between Government Digital Services, Department for [...]

The Use of Bank Data for Identity Verification

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: This discovery project has hypothesised a model by which bank data could be shared more directly and efficiently to GOV.UK Verify certified companies and others in the identity services [...]

Shared Signals IDP to IDP – Reducing Fraud and Improving Online Safety Through IdP Signal Sharing

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: This project explored the hypothesis: ‘It is possible to share signals between IdPs whilst minimising disclosure of personal data [3] to better prevent fraud.’ These signals relate to events or [...]

Digital Sources of Trust 1 & 2

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: The ‘Digital Sources of Trust’ (DSOT) discovery projects have investigated the challenges of identity verification for users that do not possess traditional identity credentials such as a passport or [...]

Digital ID Photo Sending Service

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: As more processes move online, the requirement for identity assurance becomes more complex. In the UK the government has stated that digital identity is a core enabler of [...]