E-Authentication: Making Trust Possible


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question icon Do government agencies select their own authentication level and technology?

answer icon Government agencies determine via risk analysis the strength of identity authentication their service requires. The level of risk corresponds to one of the four authentication levels essentially ranging from low to high. Analyzing the results of the risk analysis against assurance level policy and technology guidance, the agency, with assistance from the E-Authentication Program Management Office (PMO), determines and selects the appropriate authentication level and associated technology.