Dozens of countries worldwide have upgraded their national identity programs to support electronic IDs (eIDs) and more are on their way. The benefits of having an eID program, in form of a card or any derived digital option like mobile or wearables, range from security aspects, such as decreasing the amount of identity theft and fraud, to more efficient administrative processes and convenient services while saving costs – if done right.
Developing and implementing a national program for electronic IDs (eIDs) is a complex, time-consuming, and expensive undertaking. Each country does things a little differently, but we’ve found that there are several things that all successful eID deployments have in common.
Create a Strong Foundation
The baseline configuration should support all the use cases defined for the initial rollout, such as those required by law enforcement, border-control agencies, government agencies, private-sector services, and so on. The baseline configuration should also be both flexible and robust enough to support expansion over time, to support use cases that aren’t yet available but will be soon.
Want to learn more about the next steps from pre-issuance to developing overall system solutions? Start reading our whitepaper about considerations for a successful implementation of an eID program.