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 22nd May 2018)

Read Blog #1 – Project Overview

Read Blog #2 – The Business Case

Read Blog #3 – Information Governance

Project Context, Hypothesis and Objectives


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

Last Month – May 2018

  • Technical integration work progressing. SAML-enabled digital log book in test with Mvine. Post Office preparing to onboard to Mvine hub
  • Business case review completed
  • White paper drafting continued
  • Alpha UI designs refined
  • Information Governance completed
  • Final industry consultation event held

This Month – June

  • Technical integration work will be completed, and technical paper written
  • White paper will be completed
  • Business case will be completed
  • Alpha UI designs will be completed
  • Project will be ready for sign off.