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Self discovery

An introduction to self discovery to assess your readiness to use NHS Identity, including information on how to assess your Identity Assurance Level, Authenticator Assurance Level and your Federation Assurance Level.

Introduction

All third parties interested in utilising the services of NHS Identity should assess their service to confirm that they meet the requirements needed for using NHS Identity.

The page will help you to complete the self discovery and it will describe the steps to be followed to be completely integrated with NHS Identity.

Assess your Identity Assurance Level

The Identity Assurance Level (IAL) decision tree combines the results from the risk assessment with additional considerations related to identity proofing services to allow agencies to select the most appropriate identity proofing requirements for their digital service offering. The decision tree below will help you to start assessing your Identity Assurance Level.

Identity Assurance Level decision tree

Assess your Authenticator Assurance Level

The AAL decision tree combines the results from the risk assessment with additional considerations related to authentication to allow agencies to select the most appropriate authentication requirements for their digital service offering. The decision tree below will help you to start assessing your Authenticator Assurance Level.

Authenticator Assurance Level decision tree

Assess your Federation Assurance Level

The Federation Assurance Level (FAL) decision tree combines the results from the risk assessment with additional considerations related to federation to allow agencies to select the most appropriate requirements for their digital service offering. The decision tree below will help you to start assessing your Federation Assurance Level.

Federation Assurance Level decision tree

Last edited: 3 July 2019 1:56 pm