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The Kantara Identity Assurance Framework is a set of controlling documentation.
Documents may evolve independently.
The set may contain varying version numbers in the document set.
The current approved version of each document is always listed here.

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Controlling Documents - Identity Assurance Framework for Service Providers and Assessors 


Table of Contents 

Table of Contents
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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

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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

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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.

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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).

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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

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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.

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


Supporting Templates for Service Provider Approval 



Assessor Accreditation 

Requirements and Process Documents

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KIAF 1610 IAF-1610- Required Assessor Knowledge and Skills v1.0

This is the first publication of this document under its given identity and title. However, it is effectively a re-write of IAF-1600 “Assessor Qualifications and Requirements”.

ARB
KIAF 1350 Kantara IAF 1350 Assessor Accreditation Handbook

This document sets out normative Kantara requirements and is required reading for all ARB Members, applicant Service Providers and Kantara Accredited Assessors. It will also be of interest to those wishing to gain a detailed knowledge of how the Kantara Initiative’s Identity Assurance Framework handles the receipt and processing of applications for Assessor Accreditation.

ARB


Supporting Templates for Assessor Accreditation 


Contact 

secretariat@kantarainitiative.org 




IAF Archive 

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KIAF 1000

Kantara IAF-1000 Overview v2.0

Introduction to the Kantara Initiative Identity Assurance Framework. NOTE: A new document, the IAF 1050- Glossary and Overview will be released soon. 

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KIAF 1100

Kantara IAF-1100 Glossary v2.0

Brief summary of commonly used terms that are used across IAF documents. NOTE: A new document, the IAF 1050- Glossary and Overview will be released soon. 

IAWG
KIAF 1200

Kantara IAF-1200 Levels of Assurance v2.0

Assurance Level Policy Overview and Description of the four Assurance Levels.IAWG
KIAF 1300Kantara IAF-1300 Assurance Assessment Scheme v5.0Explains how the Assurance Program operates. NOTE: Replaced/withdrawn by KIAF 1610, KIAF 1340 and KIAF 1350. See Assessor Accreditation and Service Provider Approval Process Documents above ARB
KIAF 1600Kantara IAF-1600 Assessor Qualifications and Requirements v3.0

The qualifications and requirements that ARB uses to determine Assessors Accreditation.

The sole substantive change in this revision is the replacement of previous criteria AD.1 and AD.2 with a single criterion, AD.3.  In addition, some editorial changes have been made to ensure understanding or to avoid ambiguity.

NOTE: Replaced/withdrawn by KIAF 1610 - See Assessor Accreditation Process Documents above 

ARB 
KIAF 1340 

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. Effective from: 2018-05-01, after which date any parts of the KIAF-1300 (AAS) and KIAF -1800 (RAA) which address the scope now covered by the SAH, shall be withdrawn and no longer accepted by the ARB. NOTE: See KIAF 1340 version 2 in the Service Provider Approval Process Documents above

ARB
KIAF 1800

Kantara IAF-1800 Rules governing Assurance Assessments v2.0

Explicits the normative of the Kantara Initiative requirements. NOTE: Replaced/withdrawn by KIAF 1610, KIAF 1340 and KIAF 1350. See Assessor Accreditation and Service Provider Approval Process Documents above ARB


Other Archive 


Kantara Mapping Reports

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IAF 5415

Kantara IAF-5415 SACv4.0bis vs IS29115_X1254 mapping v1.0.pdf

It provides a mapping between the IAF -1400 SAC and ISO/IEC 29115 (ITU-T X.1254) 

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IAF 5463

Kantara IAF-5463 SAC mapping - SEAG v2.0.pdf

It provides a mapping between the IAF - 1400 SAC and NIST 800-63-2

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Kantara Reports 

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 IAF 1401Kantara IAF-1401 SAC v4-0bis SoC AL1_2_3_4 KDV10.xlsxSpreadsheet version of the IAF-1400 Service Assessment Criteria v4.0. It is non-normative and should be considered guidance for users of the IAF. 

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