Below are the steps to becoming a partner with Login.gov and an overview of the Interagency Agreement (IAA) process. During the process, we provide a free sandbox environment to create test integrations between Login.gov and your applications. Anybody with an email address ending in .gov or .mil can create an account in the sandbox environment. If you are a government contractor, ask your agency partner to help you gain access.
Steps to partnership
Introductions and determine compatibility
During the introduction call, an account manager will walk through Login.gov services and answer any questions that you have. This step will determine if Login.gov is a good fit for your agency.Contact an account manager to get started
Estimate usage and test integrations
During onboarding, an account manager will work with your agency to estimate usage and provide a cost estimator. Once you’ve created your application and implemented an identity protocol, you can register it in the test environment dashboard and start testing. We advise at least two to three weeks for your team to test and integrate with Login.gov. Learn more about the sandbox environment
Establish an Interagency Agreement (IAA)
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 an Interagency Agreement (IAA). An IAA is a contract between government agencies. For Login.gov, these are contracts we have with other agencies that let them use Login.gov as partners. Learn more about the IAA process below
Once testing is complete and the IAA has been executed, Login.gov aims to launch your integration within two weeks. We recommend a grace period between deployment and implementation on your site.
Interagency Agreement (IAA) process
Tips for completing the IAA process:
- Secure a federal Authority To Operate (ATO)
- Have approved funding access based on the cost estimator
- Ensure your technical team has capacity for integration or plan to hire a team
The above suggestions may help keep your agency on track for creating the IAA and receiving proper approvals, and launching your integration with Login.gov.
IAA request form
Partner agency provides Login.gov funding and other relevant information through the IAA form.
The Technology Transformation Services (TTS) creates the IAA, performs a review with the General Services Administration (GSA) counsel, and returns the IAA to the partner agency ready for signatures.
Partner reviews, agrees, and routes the IAA for signatures to return to TTS.
GSA approves and finalizes the IAA and returns to partner agency.