Identity Proofing Service and Identity Broker Service (IPS/IBS) from Verizon (UK) Limited

Identity Proofing Service and Identity Broker Service (IPS/IBS)
from Verizon (UK) Limited

Grant of Approval

tScheme Limited grants approval to the electronic trust service identified as:
Identity Proofing Service and Identity Broker Service

as supplied by:
Verizon (UK) Limited
of Reading International Business Park, Basingstoke Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 6DA, United Kingdom

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 Credential Validation Services tSd0109 1.04
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 initially commenced on:
10th October, 2016

and annual renewal against the current issue of these Approval Profiles was confirmed in:
September 2019

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

The subject service of this Grant of Approval is the Identity Proofing Service (IPS) and the Identity Broker Service (IBS) from Verizon (UK) Ltd.

The solution provides:

Provisioning of

  1. identity validation & verification & counter-fraud services to Barclays Identity provider services for GOV.UK Verify and ;
  2. translate SAML requests from Government to Barclays.

The Verizon IPS/IBS policy addresses the policies related to the proofing life cycle for customer identity and assertion of an LOA2 proved identity towards the UK Government UK Verify portal.

The provisioning of the identity validation & verification & counter-fraud services are based on the GPG45 requirements for the following elements:

  • A- Strength /Validation of the Identity Evidence
  • B- Identity Verification
  • C- Verification
  • D- Counter Fraud Checks
  • E- Activity History

The provisioning of the translation of the SAML requests are based on the UK.GOV Verify SAML 2 specifications.


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