An Interagency Agreement (IAA) is a type of contract. Login.gov is a cost-recoverable federal service, which means we must, by law, charge other agencies for our work. Our partnership and financial engagement will be governed by the IAA.
Login.gov does not provide authorization. At this time, Login.gov supports authentication and identity verification capabilities. We encourage agencies to take the lead on determining the best strategy for their role management and authorization.
“Identity proofing is the process by which a CSP (credentialing service provider) collects, validates, and verifies information about a person.” - NIST SP 800-63-3, Digital Identity Guidelines
This is the process Login.gov uses to verify that a user is who they say they are. While many agencies can validate an individual’s identity through an in-person proofing experience, we developed an online application that allows individuals to have their identities verified from their smartphone or computer.
Non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants can authenticate with Login.gov, though select features (e.g., SMS / voice OTP for MFA) may be restricted in certain countries. Check our International phone number support for a complete list that Login.gov supports for authenticating end-users.
Non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants can verify their identity (i.e. “proof”) with Login.gov as long as they have a valid U.S. state-issued ID, Social Security number (SSN), and U.S. address.
At this time, only the following state-issued identification is accepted:
- Driver’s license from all 50 states, the District of Columbia (DC), and other U.S. territories (Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico)
- A non-driver’s license state-issued ID card
- This is an identity document issued by the state/U.S. territory that asserts identity but does not give driving privileges.
Users cannot verify their identity on Login.gov without a state-issued ID. We’re currently working to add more ways to verify identity. Learn more about the requirements for verifying identity