DTA updates Trusted Digital Identity Framework


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 10 April, 2019


DTA updates Trusted Digital Identity Framework

The Digital Transformation Agency has released the third component of the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) for the government's digital identity program.

The third release of the framework includes an overview detailing the functions of participants in the framework and how they will interact.

It also lays out technical and other requirements for government agencies and organisations that wish to be accredited as either identity providers or attribute providers.

Under the TDIF, attribute providers will serve as authoritative sources for authorisation, qualification or entitlement attributes.

Unlike identity providers, attribute providers will verify specific attributes relating to the entitlements, or the authorisation and qualifications of a person to act on behalf of an identity in a particular capacity.

Other updates include new protective security requirements aligning with the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework and Information Security Manual, as well as updates to the attribute profile to allow sharing of additional identity attributes under specific situations, such as during criminal investigations.

The release of the third part of the framework follows a consultation period which commenced in January. While designing the TDIF, the DTA has so far heard from government agencies, vendors, privacy advocates, digital identity experts, industry groups, standards bodies and members of the public.

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