NZ DIA's RealMe service to go up to the cloud

Wednesday, 04 March, 2020

NZ DIA's RealMe service to go up to the cloud

New Zealand’s (NZ) Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has employed Unify Solutions to help manage RealMe Login and Assertion Services’ transfer from a custom-made, legacy platform to a cloud-based one.

The move to Microsoft Azure AD B2C, which will also be supported by Microsoft NZ, is expected to boost the service’s privacy and security standards while reducing operational and development costs, according to Unify Solutions. It should also improve usability and potentially hasten delivery of new capabilities. 

“This is a significant project for DIA’s RealMe Login and Assertion Services — it both secures the future of RealMe and sets it up with the flexibility we need for any future developments,” said David Philp, DIA General Manager, Service Delivery and Operations. 

RealMe Login and Assertion Services allow NZ citizens, immigrants and organisations to “confidently manage and securely prove their identities online across multiple services”, Unify Solutions explained.

Due for completion by 30 June 2020, the transition is intended to be a “quick and simple exercise, resulting in no disruption to services integrated with RealMe”, with users “unlikely to notice the change”, the company said. 

RealMe’s Identity Verification Service will stay in NZ under the current data hosting arrangements with the Datacom Cloud Service for Government, Unify Solutions added.

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