CitizenSafe IdP service from GB Group plc

CitizenSafe® IdP service
from GB Group plc

Grant of Approval

tScheme Limited grants approval to the electronic trust service identified as:
CitizenSafe® IdP service

as supplied by:
GB Group plc
of The Foundation, Herons Way, Chester Business Park, Chester CH4 9GB.

The management system used to deliver this service is certified by:
Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd. (LRQA)
of Trinity Park, 1 Bickenhill Lane, Birmingham B37 7ES

to satisfy the criteria defined in the following tScheme Approval Profiles:

Title Identity Issue
Base Approval Profile tSd0111 3.00
Approval Profile for Identity Registration Services tSd0108 2.06
Approval Profile for an Identity Provider tSd0112 1.00
Approval Profile for Credential Management Services tSd0113 1.00

and in accordance with:

Title LoA Issue
GPG45 – Identity proofing and verification of an individual 2 2.2

This approval (for the service then known as Id3Global) initially commenced on:
12th February, 2015

The service was then expanded to a full IdP service for which approval initially commenced on:
03rd November, 2016

and annual renewal against the current issue of these Approval Profiles was confirmed in:
December 2017

Documents supporting this grant are available by clicking on the links in the tables above.

This Grant of approval is issued by:
tScheme Limited
Mulberry Grove
PO Box 3653
RG40 9NN
United Kingdom

Company Number 4000985

Approved 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.


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