The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) announced the Identity Ecosystem Framework (IDEF) Registry, a tool that enables companies to assess their own identity management methods against industry practices.
The IDEF Registry will use the IDESG’s Identity Ecosystem Framework as a model so that organizations can build on common criteria for interoperability, privacy, security and usability. Meeting milestones in these subject areas is essential to ensuring that digital identities are protected and trustworthy online. Companies will self-attest to meeting the criteria and being placed on the registry.
The registry is an actionable step to securing digital identities, and an opportunity for online identity service providers and owners and operators of applications that register, issue, authenticate, authorize and use identity credentials to prove that they operate secure platforms for their customers. Initial listers include MorphoTrust and PRIVO.
To get placed on the registry, there are a few steps:
- Determine role. Organizations determine their roles in the Identity Ecosystem, like provider of digital identity services or user of web services.
- Perform self-assessment. Organizations perform a self-assessment to determine full or partial compliance with the IDEF requirements.
- Complete the IDEF Registry form.
- Submit the form. The IDESG will review the form, contact the organization with any questions, and then publish the listing to the Registry.
The IDESG has a pipeline of applicants and anticipates significant demand to join these early adopters to complete the process. Listing in the IDEF Registry is currently free for those who self attest.