This document defines the tScheme criteria against which organisations must be successfully assessed in order to be eligible for a Grant of Approval for the provision of Services to Government, individuals, system objects, corporate entities and other relying parties for the correlation of qualification evidence with an electronic identity sufficient to support addition of relevant attributes to the entity represented by the electronic identity.
The criteria given in this Approval Profile are related to Services that are established to enable an individual in possession of a credential to associate additional attributes with that credential in order to be able assert those attributes to relying parties. These relying parties, who will be either Trust Service Providers or some other kind of service providers, need to be able to trust that ultimately they are transacting with the individual from whom the electronic transaction appears to originate.
In order to be able to assert additional attributes within a scheme or community, an individual will make use of an Attribute Registration Service in order to demonstrate their right to assert such attributes (such as educational qualifications, proof of successful training, affiliation to a society or professional body, etc). The registrants will identify themselves to the Attribute Registration Service, and then apply for additional attributes to be associated with their electronic identity.
To identify themselves, the registrants will either use the appropriate credential or, if the process is within a managed scheme, present proof of their real-world identity sufficient to identify themselves within the scheme. No specific constraint of scope is intended in this Profile on how these processes could be carried out. Having identified themselves, the registrants will then produce evidence to support their claim that they are entitled to assert additional attributes. This attribute verification process must comply with rules published and understood by the scheme or community.
The full Profile is available as a PDF document free of charge for non-commercial use. To track access, you must register (free of charge) – this entitles you to access the restricted Approvals Profiles page. To register for access to the Profiles please click here. Already registered? Login, then access the files here.