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Kantara Initiative helps to grow markets by accelerating interoperability of digital identity services. The Identity Assurance Work Group (IAWG) maintains and evolves the Identity Assurance Framework.

Kantara Initiative is the ONLY internationally applicable cross-vertical Trust Framework Provider servicing Assurance Levels 1, 2 and 3 non-PKI for the US Identity Credential and Access Management (ICAM) Program.

Kantara Initiative:

  • Approves: Credential Service Providers and Service Components
  • Accredits: Assessors and Auditors

 

 

Identity Assurance Framework

Controlling Documents - Identity Assurance Framework for Service Providers and Assessors 


Table of Contents 

Service Provider Approval (CSP Full or Component Service) 


First, please read Kantara Classes of Approval and High Level View of the Kantara Service Provider Approval Process

Applicants should be fully familiar with, inter alia, Kantara’s: Service Approval Handbook; Service Assessment Criteria, available below. 


Process Documents

Document ReferenceFile About Owner
KIAF 1340 - Service Approval Handbook Kantara IAF-1340 Service Approval Handbook v2.0

It defines the obligations upon Applicant and Approval-holding CSPs, the ARB and its Secretariat, and Accredited Assessors, with regard to the Approval assessment and application processes. 

ARB


Available Service Assessment Criteria for Identity & Credential Management Systems

Service Assessment Criteria Sets

DocumentFileAboutOwner

KIAF-1410

CO_SAC

Kantara IAF-1410 Commonly-Applicable Service Assessment Criteria v2.0.pdf

This document describes the Service Assessment Criteria which are to be applied to all assessed credential services, irrespective of their standards basis or applicable assurance levels.

IAWG

KIAF-1420

OP_SAC

Kantara-IAF-1420 Operational--63r2-Service-Assessment-Criteria-v1.0.pdfThis document describes the Service Assessment Criteria which are to be applied to ‘Classical’ service operations (i.e. those broadly based on NIST SP 800-63 rev.2 requirements).

IAWG

KIAF‐1430

63A_SAC

Kantara Members Only

KIAF-1430 SP 800-63A Service Assessment Criteria v3.1.0.pdf

KIAF-1430 SP 800-63A Service Assessment Criteria v3.1.0.xlsx

This document sets forth KI's Service Assessment Criteria for assessments against the requirements of NIST's SP 800- 63A.

Note: This document is available for Kantara Members Only.

Revision History

IAWG

KIAF-1440

63B_SAC

Kantara Members Only

KIAF-1440 SP 800-63B Service Assessment Criteria v3.0.pdf

KIAF-1440 SP 800-63B Service Assessment Criteria v3.0.xlsx

This document sets forth KI's Service Assessment Criteria for assessments against the requirements of NIST's SP 800- 63B

Note: This document is available for Kantara Members Only.

IAWG

For More Information, please see: https://kantarainitiative.org/trustoperations/classes-of-approval/

  • The above is an excerpt from the controlling documents home.

 

 

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