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Pensions Dashboards Programme (PDP) appoints Digidentity as its interim identity service supplier

Identity Service to be integrated with the rest of the digital architecture to create end-to-end dashboard ecosystem

  • the Pensions Dashboards Programme appoints supplier of interim identity service
  • Digidentity will deliver the identity service, part of the central digital architecture
  • culmination of procurement process run through G-Cloud 12
  • identity service to be integrated with the rest of the digital architecture to create the end to end dashboards ecosystem

On February 1, 2022, the Pensions Dashboards Programme (PDP) signed a contract with Digidentity to deliver the interim identity service, part of the central digital architecture that will drive pensions dashboards.  

This marks another significant milestone for PDP, as it completes the procurement of the major elements of the central digital architecture. PDP will work to integrate the identity service supplied by Digidentity, with the rest of the digital architecture (supplied by Capgemini with Origo) during the coming weeks, in line with our programme timeline. 

PDP is delighted to award the contract to Digidentity, a well-respected operator within the identity verification sector. The contract will run for two years, with the interim identity service operational during PDP’s test phases. 

Industry engagement 

Identity verification is an important part of protecting both pension providers and future dashboard users, by ensuring that people really are who they say they are. Only individuals that have had their identity confirmed by the identity service will be able to view their pensions information via dashboards. 

The procurement took place via G-Cloud 12, following an extensive period of engagement to shape the development of the technical requirements for the identity service. This included several calls for input and working with the government and the identity industry to determine the best approach. 

Ultimately, PDP intends to deliver an identity service under the forthcoming government-backed UK digital identity and attribute trust framework, once it is available. The Digidentity service will operate during our initial test phases. 

Richard James, Programme Director of the Pensions Dashboards Programme at MaPS commented: “Today’s announcement of an identity service supplier is another significant step forward for the Pensions Dashboards Programme. The programme is moving forward at pace, and I am looking forward to working with Digidentity to integrate the identity service with the rest of the digital architecture as we start to bring pensions dashboards to life.” 

Dick Dekkers, Business Development Director, Digidentity said:Digidentity is delighted to have been chosen by the Pensions Dashboards Programme as its designated identity service supplier. It brings millions of UK citizens a secure digital identity in a proven solution that is fast to onboard and easy to use.”

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Published: 07 February 2022

Last updated: 06 December 2022

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