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TDIF policy documents

The Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) is currently made up of 13 policies.

(Note: We aim to meet the Australian Government’s web accessibility requirements with the documents below. However, if you require a more accessible version, please contact us.)

01 – Glossary of Abbreviations and Terms [PDF, 667KB] includes a list of acronyms and defines the key abbreviations and terms used in the TDIF.

02 – Overview [PDF, 532KB] provides a high-level overview of the TDIF.

03 – Accreditation Process [PDF, 701KB] sets out the process and requirements an applicant is required to complete to achieve TDIF accreditation.

04 – Functional Requirements [PDF, 687KB] outlines requirements applicable to the accredited roles, including fraud control, privacy, protective security, user experience and technical testing. It also includes a series of functional assessments to be undertaken by the applicant to achieve TDIF accreditation, including a privacy impact assessment (PIA), privacy assessment, security assessment, penetration test and an accessibility assessment against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

04A – Functional Guidance [PDF, 728KB] provides guidance to applicants on meeting the requirements set out in the TDIF 04 Functional requirements.

05 – Role Requirements [PDF, 812KB] includes user terms and lifecycle management requirements applicable to the accredited roles.

05A – Role Guidance [PDF, 1.1MB] provides guidance to applicants on meeting requirements set out in the TDIF 05 Role requirements.

06 – Federation Onboarding Requirements [PDF, 518KB] outlines the requirements to be met when an applicant’s identity system is approved to onboard to the Australian Government’s identity federation. This document includes functional requirements, technical integration testing requirements, operating obligations and the accreditation requirements for an identity exchange.

06A – Federation Onboarding Guidance [PDF, 1.0MB] provides guidance to applicants on meeting requirements set out in the TDIF 06 Federation onboarding requirements.

06B – OpenID Connect 1.0 Profile [PDF, 889KB] describes how OpenID Connect 1.0 is used within the Australian Government’s identity federation.

06C – SAML 2.0 Profile [PDF, 728KB] describes how SAML 2.0 is used within the Australian Government’s identity federation.

06D – Attribute Profile [PDF, 893KB] describes the attributes used within the Australian Government’s identity federation and how these are mapped in the OpenID Connect 1.0 Profile and SAML 2.0 Profile.

07 – Maintain Accreditation [PDF, 697KB] sets out the process and requirements an accredited provider is required to complete by the anniversary of their initial accreditation date to remain TDIF accredited.

 

TDIF changes

All changes made to the TDIF are published in accordance with the TDIF Variation Standard Operating Procedure. All changes to the TDIF documents are recorded in the TDIF Change Log, available below.

TDIF Variation Standard Operating Procedure [PDF, 440KB] sets out the procedure for implementing requested changes to the TDIF.
TDIF Change Request Form [PDF, 149KB] use this form to request any changes to the TDIF.
TDIF Change Log – February 2023 [XLS, 1MB] records any changes made to the TDIF.

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