ConnectID, the identity verification service by Australia, has officially launched. This service, which was introduced last year, now includes two banks, namely Commonwealth Bank (CBA) and National Australia Bank (NAB), providing identity verification services.
Similar to Thailand’s NDID, ConnectID allows private companies to verify identities between each other. Typically, the identity verifying party is a bank, while the relying parties (RPs) are other banks or companies that require user identification. In the initial phase, RPs for ConnectID included platforms such as Referoo, Credenxia, ServiceSeeking, OnePassport, RentBetter, and Shaype, which are online platforms that necessitate user identity verification.
ConnectID operates within the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF), as an identity information exchange regulated service provider. Previously, the only other certified service provider in Australia was Mastercard. On the government side, Australia offers myGovID for logging into government services, similar to Singapore’s SingPass.
TLDR: Australia’s ConnectID service, supervised by the Trusted Digital Identity Framework, now includes banks like Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank for identity verification. Similar to Thailand’s NDID, ConnectID allows private companies to verify identities, with initial relying parties including online platforms like Referoo and RentBetter. This service joins Mastercard as a certified identity information exchange provider in Australia, while the government offers myGovID for accessing government services, akin to Singapore’s SingPass.