Digital ID provides you with continued access to the latest ID proofing techniques and credentials. ID Providers will continuously innovate to ensure they maintain their customers, end users and organizations like you.
Digital ID balances the following fundamental needs of a service provider:
There are a number of key stake...
In the UK, OIX is hosting a Cross Scheme Interoperability Forum, that has brought together emerging digital identity schemes from the house buying, finance, employment vetting, property rental, education, payments and leisure sectors. The objectives of the forum are to:
- seek consistency across schemes to ensure ID interoperability
- drive for inclusion to be baked into the trust schemes
- drive for appropriate balanced consideration to be gi...
Frequently Asked Questions about Digital ID
Is data safer in a Digital ID?
A key approach to Digital ID is decentralization. This means the users data is not kept in one central database that may be vulnerable to attack. Instead, a distributed approach means the user’s data is kept in a protected format on the user'...
OIX brings its members together at least once a quarter to informally meet, explore the Digital ID 'state of the nation', work out ways to collaborate to solve issues and capture opportunities in the Digital ID market. Our members meetings are very popular and are run as hybrid events to ensure all members can take part, wherever they are in the world.
OIX's vision is: A world where we can all prove our identity and eligibility anywhere, using a simple universally trusted ID.
To achieve this vision we need Digital IDs that will interoperate across trust frameworks. Users cannot be expected to get a new Digital ID for each framework they encounter. Their existing Digital ID must adapt to the rules of new frameworks. It must be smart.
A Smart Digital ID will interpret the rules of any new trust ...
OIX will influence how Digital ID will evolve to make sure it meets current and future needs. Join OIX as a member to work with us to make Digital ID a success. Our working groups are where we collaborate to shape the future of Digital ID.
Is there a scheme in your sector? If not, start one! OIX can help bring together expert organizations in your sect...
One of OIX's key principles for Digital ID is Inclusion.
OIX runs an ongoing Inclusion Steering Group to look at how inclusion can be improved in any Digital ID ecosystem.
We have coined the term the 'ID challenged' - those who cannot easily obtain a Digital ID by using existing ID documents or readily available ID information, such as passports, driving licences or credit footprints. There are six million ID challenged in the UK and in our <...
OIX spends a lot of time working with those who are creating trust frameworks to help define the contents of the framework. This is to ensure our key principles for trust frameworks are embedded and that the frameworks are ready for interoperability.
OIX's own Guide to Trust Frameworks has been created to allow a single global technology agnostics reference point for the ...
The identity industry, just like any another industry, loves to use its own specialist terms. This often causes confusion as every term with broad meaning may have a specific definition in the identity ecosystem. This list of terms and their identity industry meanings should help bring clarity in this space. More information on how the identity ecosystem works can be found in the
Everyday, OIX sweeps news feeds for stories relevant to its members.
OIX will often re-post stories from Twitter or LinkedIn, along with statements about how OIX is helping achieve the publishers' goals. We do this in particular for our members, for example:
On a weekly basis, we then collate these stories into an ...
OIX is an associate member of the Open Wallet Foundation (OWF). This new, collaborative effort will develop open source software to support interoperability for a wide range of wallet use cases, including making payments, proving identity, storing validated credentials such as employment, education, financial standing, and entitlements — to enable trust in the digital future.
As a member of OIX, you are listed on our Members page, but more importantly membership enables you to list the services you provide in the OIX ID Services Directory.
Depending on your membership level, you are entitled to list multiple services and show how they are certified to trust frameworks around the globe.
The OIX Directory...
OIX represents the collective voice of its members to those who set the rules for Digital ID - typically governments. It communicates its members consolidated view of how to create and implement successful Digital ID ecosystems, legislation, regulation and trust frameworks.
The way we represent our members varies depending on the context and what we are trying to influence. It includes:
- formal consultation responses
- feedback on...
It’s important that organizations receive the right information from a Digital ID to meet their rules for dealing with individuals. These rules might be internal risk based rules, or they may be rules set by your regulator. This is where a trust framework comes in.
For example, if you are going to accept a digitized passport as a form of ID, how was the digital version of the passport created?
A digital identity:
- is a collection of digital credentials that have been verified, including identity credentials, such as an ID card, passport or driving licence, and eligibility credentials, such as education certificates, covid tests or covid vaccines records
- should use a recognised standard to verify evidence of an identity presented by a user in an online verification cycle
- might derive information from users' credentials, such as ...