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Following the recent launch of the OIX Guide to Trust Frameworks, the next instalment of the suite of Guides is to be published – the OIX Guide to Proofing and Authentication.
Proofing and authenticating a person’s identity involve complex steps and processes, but they are fundamental to creating a digital identity.
The way proofing and authentication is described in different national contexts and trust frameworks varies hugely. The OIX Guide to Proofing and Authentication draws together and defines the common elements. The guide provides an overview and more detailed explanation of the key elements of identity proofing and authentication, agnostic of technology, solution architecture or the specific approach taken by individual trust frameworks.
By doing so it sets out a universal reference guide, translating these core processes in a way that is relevant across all identity architectures, rulesets and trust frameworks.
Defining the key elements and understanding how they interconnect is critical information, whether to:
- inform the development of new identity trust frameworks;
- inform the review or extension of existing identity frameworks;
- provide a basis for the assessment of equivalence between frameworks and, therefore, for cross-framework interoperability to be established;
- understand why identities can be trusted; or
- implement identity proofing and authentication internally in an organisation, particularly in the absence of a recognised trust framework.
The webinar explored the contents of the Guide, its relevance to a wide range of audiences, and looked forward to the launch of the Proofing and Authentication Interoperability Guide. These are the slides that accompanied this event.