To date, the government has issued more than 1.5 million verified user identities on its digital identity platform, One Login and 815,000 accounts that can be accessed using authenticator apps. The evolution of One Login has led discussions that the platform should be rolled out to other federal departments to enable equitable access to services.

Giving updates on the progress of One Login in London, John Holben, Deputy Director of the Digital Identity Programme at GDS, proposed a user segmented database to unify understanding of how users can verify and prove their identities. As One Login will eliminate multiple factor, old approaches to authentication, all departments will be able to assess where one-login, reusable identity verification fits into their service system.

Holben said that data from the Office for National Statistics will help to understand the identity proofing journeys for different cohorts.