Index of documents supporting the Grant of Approval to Verizon (UK) Ltd’s Identity Proofing and Identity Broker Service (IPS/IBS).

  1. What the tScheme Approved Service Mark signifies.
  2. Approved Service - Service Description
  3. Approval Profiles used in the assessment:
    Base Approval Profile tSd0111 3.00
    Profile for Identity Registration tSd0108 2.06
    Profile for Credential Validation tSd0109 1.04
    Profile for an Identity Provider tSd0112 1.00
    Profile for Credential Management tSd0113 1.00

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What the tScheme Approved Service Mark signifies

When a trust service carries the tScheme Mark, you can be secure in the knowledge that:

For each service, tScheme approval is regularly reviewed and may be withdrawn.

This Grant of Approval does not affirm or endorse any claims of conformance to standards or adherence to guidelines not explicitly listed as forming part of the service assessment.


Approved Service - Service Description

The subject service of this Grant of Approval is the Identity Proofing Service (IPS) and the Identity Broker Service (IBS) from Verizon (UK) Ltd.

The solution provides:

Provisioning of

  1. identity validation & verification & counter-fraud services to Barclays Identity provider services for GOV.UK Verify and ;
  2. translate SAML requests from Government to Barclays.

The Verizon IPS/IBS policy addresses the policies related to the proofing life cycle for customer identity and assertion of an LOA2 proved identity towards the UK Government UK Verify portal.

The provisioning of the identity validation & verification & counter-fraud services are based on the GPG45 requirements for the following elements:

The provisioning of the translation of the SAML requests are based on the UK.GOV Verify SAML 2 specifications.


The tScheme Code of Conduct

Participants in the electronic trust services industry strive: