Part two – Open standards are the key to building a Federated System
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How would the Australian Multi Factor Authentication (AMFA) work?
The Australian Multi factor Authentication (AMFA) System would be built on existing systems and infrastructure. The framework would complement existing forms of identification and if possible, extend the usefulness and flexibility these systems offer to users. AMFA would act as the guardian of a “trusted bridge” and be tasked with collaborating with identification issuers in Federal and State Government.
Key roles for this organisation would be to;
- Certify vendors and work with organisations that are able to ensure compliance to the agreed standards.
- Work with stakeholders to ensure transparent interoperability.
- Educate the marketplace and sell the benefits to stakeholders (end-users in particular)
- Help the transition of proprietary systems deployed to migrate and conform to the national open standard.