eID-Me is Ontario digital identity on your smartphone

eID-Me lets Ontarians prove their identity for online and face-to-face services with convenience, strong security, privacy, and no passwords.

eID-Me is Ontario digital identity on your smartphone. Online, eID-Me enables strong identity proofing and password-free logins to government and third-party web services. eID-Me can also be used offline in face-to-face scenarios as an alternative to an Ontario Driver's Licence or Ontario health card. eID-Me is Ontario digital identity on your smartphone. Online, eID-Me enables strong identity proofing and password-free logins to government and third-party web services. eID-Me can also be used offline in face-to-face scenarios as an alternative to an Ontario Driver's Licence or Ontario health card.

Online

eID-Me enables remote registration with strong identity proofing and password-free logins to government and third-party web services.

Face-to-face

eID-Me can be used as an alternative to traditional ID cards at point-of-sale systems and in peer-to-peer scenarios (e.g., fast check-ins at medical clinics, LCBO age-of-majority checks).

Use your smartphone for Ontario digital identity

Don’t show your address and driver’s licence number when all you want to show is your age. eID-Me makes Ontario identity more convenient, more private, and more secure. Use eID-Me.

Store identity information from Ontario Driver's Licence, health card, and Photo Card, usernames, passwords, and more on your smartphone.

All your identity info on your smartphone

  • Stores identity information from Ontario Driver’s Licence, health card, and Photo Card on your smartphone.
  • Sign in to Ontario web services without a password.
  • Add custom identity information to eID-Me (e.g., credit card information, email addresses, and passwords).
  • No physical ID cards required.
eID-Me lets you store identity information from Ontario Driver's Licence, health card, and Photo Card, usernames, passwords, and more on your smartphone.
eID-Me gives you privacy by letting you choose the personal identity information you want to reveal.
eID-Me gives you privacy by letting you choose the personal identity information you want to reveal.

Keeps personal information private

  • Control your personal identity by choosing the identity information you want to reveal.
  • You always see who is requesting identity information and which information they are requesting.
  • Identity information is always in your possession. It’s never hosted by a centralized service or third-party provider.
eID-Me uses the strongest security technology, including AES encryption, public key cryptography, and next-generation hardware security modules to resist phishing, replay, man-in-the-middle, and man-in-the-browser attacks.

Secured with the strongest security tech

  • Secure data on your smartphone with strong AES encryption.
  • Based on public key cryptography that resists phishing, replay, man-in-the-middle, and man-in-the-browser attacks.
  • Next-generation hardware security (HSM) modules ensure that the eID-Me registration and identity services cannot be attacked or penetrated (even by insiders).
  • Every hardware security mechanism available on the smartphones is leveraged by eID-Me to ensure that identities cannot be stolen, copied, or forged.
  • Decentralized architecture and removal of identity and password databases reduces the effectiveness of trending large-scale identity theft.
eID-Me uses the strongest security technology, including AES encryption, public key cryptography, and next-generation hardware security modules to resist phishing, replay, man-in-the-middle, and man-in-the-browser attacks.
eID-Me lets you easily authorize information transactions with a single tap on your smartphone.
eID-Me lets you easily authorize information transactions with a single tap on your smartphone.

Easy to use and adopt

  • Authorize information transactions by tapping on your smartphone or using your smartphone’s biometric scanner.
  • Password-free sign in.
  • Can be used across all services both online and face-to-face.
  • Based on industry standard identity federation protocols (OpenID Connect, SAML, and Shibboleth), allowing easy adoption by Government, education, and private sector organizations within their services.
Save time and money with eID-Me's remote registration and automatic information transactions.

Saves time and money

  • Remote registration reduces visits and lines at ServiceOntario centres.
  • Information transactions reduce time and human error spent manually inputting, verifying, and updating ID information at service centres, medical clinics, and more.
  • Increased efficiency saves time and money for Ontarians and the Ontario Government.
Save time and money with eID-Me's remote registration and automatic information transactions.

eID-Me in development

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eID-Me is being developed as part of Ontario’s Small Business Innovation Challenge (SBIC) in response to the Digital Identity Program problem statement issued by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. The SBIC program is being delivered by Ontario Centres of Excellence on behalf of the Government of Ontario.

Bluink Ltd. will develop eID-Me with the Ontario Government in partnership with Crypto4A, Canadian POS, and Carleton University. eID-Me will be ready for pilot deployments in Fall 2018.

FAQ

eID-Me is not a replacement for Ontario identity cards. eID-Me is an electronic digital identity that can be used for logging into online services or for use in offline face-to-face scenarios, and so it can contain your identity card information and more. Depending on the service provider, eID-Me can be used instead of an identity card (e.g., proof of age).

eID-Me information is encrypted on your smartphone and bound to your phone's authentication methods (e.g., passcode and biometric). The only way to access this information is by unlocking your phone. The eID-Me app can also be configured to auto-lock after a period of time, and you can set individual identity claims to require reauthentication. Unlocking the app or using one of those protected claims will require that you authenticate to your phone.

Instead of handing over your driver’s license card or phone, the officer could use his mobile device to send a request to your phone for your driver information. You will see their request, and you choose the information you send to the officer’s mobile device. In another example, if you’re buying beer at LCBO, the cashier uses the point-of-sale system to send a request to your phone for your age and photo. You always see who is making a request and what information is being requested, and you always choose what information you release.

If you lose your smartphone, there are a couple of things to know. First your eID-Me identity information will be protected by your phone’s authentication methods (e.g., passcode and biometric). Provided you have such methods enabled, your data will remain safe. Second, if your smartphone is really lost, you will need to re-register for an eID-Me identity on a new phone.

You can register eID-Me on multiple phones. You also have the option to revoke or disable the identity on your old phone.

eID-Me will be available on iOS and Android. The specific versions will be announced at a later date.

Provided eID-Me has been commercialized and adopted by the Ontario government as a solution, you will be able to register for eID-Me online directly from your smartphone provided there is enough identity proofing information that can be verified. If not, you can always register for eID-Me face-to-face at a ServiceOntario centre. More details will be available once eID-Me is ready for release.

eID-Me will be ready for pilot deployments in fall 2018. Public release will be announced at a later date if the solution is adopted by the Ontario Government.

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About Bluink Ltd.

Bluink Ltd. is a cybersecurity company headquartered in Ottawa that develops smartphone-based identity and access management solutions, including secure password management, two-factor authentication (2FA), single sign-on (SSO), federated identity, and phone as a smart card technology. Learn more at https://bluink.ca.

About Ontario Centres of Excellence

OCE drives the commercialization of cutting-edge research across key market sectors to build the economy of tomorrow and secure Ontario's global competitiveness. In doing this, OCE fosters the training and development of the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs and is a key partner with Ontario's industry, universities, colleges, research hospitals, investors and governments. Learn more at http://oce-ontario.org/.