Accreditation and Approval


The Identity Assurance Program, based on the Identity Assurance Framework, provides public and private sector organizations with a uniform means of relying on digital credentials issued by a variety of Credential Service Providers (CSPs issue and manage identity credentials) in order to advance public trust in access to online services and information. To accomplish this Kantara Initiative operates an Assurance Assessment Scheme (AAS), an assessment and approval program that assesses the operating standards of CSPs against strict criteria, and grants to Applicants to the scheme the right to use the Kantara Initiative Trust Mark.

Kantara Initiative is a Trust Framework Provider, approved by the US Federal Government´s Identity and Access Management (ICAM), which accredits Assessors and Approve CSPs at Levels 1, 2 & non-PKI Level 3.

Basic chart of the Application and Grant of Use to the Kantara Initiative Trustmark process.

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CSPs

Apply in 3 steps:

Get Approved as a Kantara Credential Service Provider (CSP).If you are a CSP or CSP Component who wants to get approved follow this check list:

  1. Complete the Kantara Membership application:  Online Membership Application Upon receipt of the application form, Kantara Admin. will send the Membership Package via DocuSign. More information here: Join Kantara
  2. Fill out the below for the Kantara CSP application:
    1. Application – Kantara Service Approval
    2. Service Description  – Specification of a Service Subject to Assessment (S3A)
    3. TMLA** – Trademark License Agreement
  3. Submit the complete documentation to staff at kantarainitiative.org

(**) Send these documents to your Contract Review Team as soon as possible.

For further information visit CSP Application

 

Video testimonial of Symantec, a Kantara Approved CSP

 

Assessors 

Apply in 3 steps:

Get accredited as a Kantara Assessor. If you are an assessor or auditing organization who wants to get accredited as a Kantara Assessor, follow this check list:

  1. Complete the Kantara Membership application: Online Membership Application. Upon receipt of the application form, Kantara Admin. will send the Membership Package via DocuSign. More information here: Join Kantara.
  2.  Fill out the below for the Kantara Assessor application:

        Application –  Accredited Assessor Application Form

TMLA** – Trademark License Agreement

3.  Submit the complete documentation to staff at kantarainitiative.org

(**) Send these documents to your Contract Review Team as soon as possible.

For further information visit Assessor Application