Scottish Digital Government
Digital Government Transformation4 Topics
Service Design4 Topics
Agile Development2 Topics
Digital Identity6 Topics
Digital Identity in Scotland - Standards and innovations
Digital Identity prototypes set scene for Scotland's Credential Ecosystem
Digital Identity Scotland - Scottish Attribute Provider Service
Panel: Digital Identity in Government
Proxy Address: Virtual Addresses for the Homeless
Building the Scottish Credential Ecosystem with Self-Sovereign Identity
- Digital Identity in Scotland - Standards and innovations
Connecting Scotland2 Topics
Government Cloud and Applications6 Topics
Why embark on a Cloud Strategy?
Cloud First Adoption to Drive World Class Digital Government in Scotland
Government as a Platform in Scotland
Payments as a Platform - The Scottish Government Payments Service
The eRedbook - Exemplar blueprint for a Digital Government App
Google Workspace for Collaborative and Inclusive Digital Government - How the Cloud is Helping Tackle Homelessness in Scotland
- Why embark on a Cloud Strategy?
Local Government3 Topics
Digital Health and Social Care3 Topics
Digital Democracy1 Topic
Digital Identity in Scotland – Standards and innovations
As their recent blog explains their next steps include a prototype to test the design and technologies that would support an attribute service. The presentation from the session is available here.
As recently expressed by Cabinet Secretary Mike Russell at the launch of the Open Government Action Plan in January 2019:
“We are proactively publishing more information than ever before, and taking an open approach in our policy-making, particularly with the Digital Identity Scotland team, developing a common approach to how people demonstrate their identity for accessing public services online. Why do I use that example? Because it’s a key example of making sure the digital age serves the needs of a modern democracy.”
Program Board Papers
The main documents underpinning the work are listed here.
- Product Vision – The Communications Update details the Product Vision and User Engagement plan. The User Research Update Document reports on the user research undertaken.
- Progress updates – The Programme Plan – Update document describes the project and delivery strategy, organized into a first Discovery and Pre-Alpha stages of development, with their current position being Alpha stage.
- The Alpha Update Report describes this early prototype work, which is to provide a technical prototype for the creation and re-use of digital identities for access to Child DLA and the Single Person Council Tax Discount.
- Specifications – The Service Description for Relying Parties details the main operating and technical model for the Identity Service.
OIX White Paper
On Jul 3rd 2019 the team issued an OIX white paper, which provides a snapshot of all of these developments, within a context of adopting OIX standards.
Identity Service Provider
As they announced in March 2019 Yoti is an Identity Service Provider working with the Scottish Government’s Improvement Service to help deliver digital services to Scottish citizens.
— Yoti (@getyoti) August 17, 2018
Scottish residents will, in the future, be able to use Yoti to:
- Prove who they are to businesses without showing or photocopying paper documents.
- Prove their age on nights out and when buying age-restricted goods.
- Prove their entitlement to use local services, including leisure and sports facilities.
- Show their age on transport services to qualify for travel concessions.
- Confirm the identity of people they meet online.
- Log in to websites more securely without passwords.
Mygovscot – Myaccount
A key feature that Yoti describe is ‘Securely access online public services by applying for a myaccount’, the Scottish Government’s identity service.
As the Improvement Service site explains:
myaccount provides people living in Scotland with the ability to set up an online account. And, to use that online account – using a single user name and password if they choose – to access a range of online public services, such as paying council tax, requesting a parking permit or paying for school meals, made available by service providers.