Dashboards ‘moving forward at pace’ with interim identity service provider appointment

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

It stated that this marks a “significant milestone” as it completes the procurement of the major elements of the central digital architecture.

The PDP will 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 its programme timeline.

It added that industry verification was 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.

Ultimately, the PDP intends to deliver an identity service under the forthcoming government-backed UK digital identity and attribute trust framework, once it is available.

PDP programme director, Richard James, commented: “Today’s announcement of an identity service supplier is another significant step forward for the PDP.

“The programme is moving forward at pace, and I am looking 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.”

Digidentity business development director, Dick Dekkers, added: “Digidentity is delighted to have been chosen by the PDP as designated identity service supplier.

“It brings millions of UK citizens a secure digitally identity in a proven solution that is fast to onboard and easy to use.”

More information about the identity service and how it will work can be found on the identity service pages on the PDP’s website.

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