National Single Sign-On
It is a national initiative provided by the Ministry of Interior in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to manage and issue the digital identity for citizens and residents. Many government and private agencies have started to keep pace with the e-services development and provide their services via e-portals using e-ID (username and password) as a tool of verification that allows access to the e-services. This tool is considered as a digital identity that represent the user identity while using the e-transactions. National Single Sign-On initiative aims to find a comprehensive solution for the management and governance of digital identity in order to provide a unified access on a national level.
It also aims to provide the mechanism and necessary tools for solving the problem that many government and private agencies encountered when providing many significant services for citizens and residents due to the digital identity’s low level in credibility and trust and the possibility of being hacked.
National Single Sign-On provides the following services:
- User self-registration.
- User authentication.
- Registration and automatic connection with the services providers.
- Updating National ID online.
- Unified access, taking into account the level of authentication.
- Certification of e-transactions and e-signatures.
- Self-service to manage the verification standards.