Index of documents supporting the Grant of Approval to GB Group plc’s CitizenSafe® IdP service.

  1. What the tScheme Approved Service Mark signifies.
  2. Approved Service - Service Description
  3. Approval Profiles used in the assessment:
    Base Approval Profile tSd0111 3.00
    Profile for Identity Registration tSd0108 2.06
    Profile for an Identity Provider tSd0112 1.00
    Profile for Credential Management tSd0113 1.00

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What the tScheme Approved Service Mark signifies

When a trust service carries the tScheme Mark, you can be secure in the knowledge that:

For each service, tScheme approval is regularly reviewed and may be withdrawn.

This Grant of Approval does not affirm or endorse any claims of conformance to standards or adherence to guidelines not explicitly listed as forming part of the service assessment.


Approved Service - Service Description

This Grant of Approval relates to the CitizenSafe® IdP service provided by GBG.

The service is provided by the GBG IDA platform; this is GBG’s proprietary ID Assurance platform, known as CitizenSafe®, which is utilised for the purpose of validating and verifying a citizen’s identity and that the citizen’s credentials are accurate.

The service is available for use within public sector on-line services by providing an interoperable and robust credential that citizens can use to authenticate themselves.

Users will have their real life identity verified as part of the registration process. Registration and management of their credential is via an on-line portal. GBG is using this service to support the GOV.UK Verify programme and was awarded a contract to become an IdP under the CitizenSafe® brand allowing its use for accessing government services. In this regard it meets all criteria set out by HMG.


The tScheme Code of Conduct

Participants in the electronic trust services industry strive: