Project Scope

This alpha project follows the previous ‘Micro Sources of Data’ OIX discovery project conducted by Etive, London Borough of Tower Hamlets and GDS in the Spring of 2017, read the white paper.

The discovery project explored the potential of using LBTH data, held in a Digital Log Book (DLB), to help people from lower socio-economic groups present the evidence required to achieve a LoA2 GOV.UK Verify identity.

The discovery project demonstrated that housing-related data held in the DLB could help currently “hard to reach” users achieve GOV.UK Verify registration, and that this could help deliver value to local authority relying parties. It was recommended that the discovery project should be followed by an Alpha project.

The Alpha project, will address the technical and governance issues identified in the discovery. In addition the Alpha project will develop an open service design pattern to demonstrate how Verify could support local authority multi service portals, using the Digital Log Book as an example.

OIX will facilitate a number of consultations with interested parties, the first of which will take place on 13th December.

This event will offer public service portal and platform suppliers a chance to learn about and influence the latest Open Identity Exchange (OIX) 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.

Attendees will have the chance to review the project objectives and plans, and to learn more about plans to test Verify through non-GDS hubs.

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Project Status

(updated 15th April 2018)

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Etive (project sponsor), GDS, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, GB Group , Idemia, Post Office, Digidentity

Last Month – March 2018

  • The first information governance observations and recommendations were reviewed with GDS
  • Additional information governance observations were carried out with a second local authority
  • Hub onboarding was completed for the first IdP
  • The business case was drafted
  • The third industry consultation event, on user interface issues, was held
  • A consultation event for London Boroughs was held
  • A second UI workshop an was held and additional UI work carried out
  • White paper drafting has begun

This Month – April

  • Technical build and integration testing will continue
  • The business case will be reviewed
  • An information governance blog will be published
  • White paper drafting will continue
  • Final Alpha UI designs will be produced and beta hypotheses formed for UX
  • Information Governance work will be completed