Public Sector Internal Identity Federation
Public Sector Internal Identity Federation, or PSIIF, is an IT service developed by the British government.
PSIIF is an identity federation service, to allow civil servants and other public-sector actors to authenticate against other public sector IT systems; potentially offering Single Sign On across multiple departments and agencies, and on the G-cloud. This allows better sharing of information and services.
PSIIF offers several "levels of assurance" of identity:
|Level of assurance||Identity verification||Credentials||Accreditation|
|0||None||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|1||BPSS and photographic ID||User ID and password||Self-assessment|
|2||BPSS and photographic ID||User ID and password; additional controls around the client device||Self-assessment|
|3||BPSS and photographic ID||Strong authentication, such as two-factor||Independent accreditation|
|4||National ID scheme||Not appropriate for PSIIF|
Access to systems with higher-impact data would usually require higher levels of assurance. PSIIF is designed to support services handling OFFICIAL information, with business impact levels from IL1 to IL3.
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- "Public Sector Internal Identity Federation (PSIIF)". HM Government. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- "Cabinet Office to publish PSN identity federation details". Kable. Retrieved 12 October 2013.