Accelerate development

Mobile Connect is the mobile operator facilitated authentication, authorisation and identity solution that provides simple, secure and convenient access to online services.

Developers within operators and service providers will be able to harness the technology to improve customer experiences and introduce new services. While it opens up a world of opportunity to other developers to enhance applications and build new working relationships within operators and service providers. Having the right tools to enable seamless integration and speed time to market is key. The Mobile Connect developer portal makes it easy for developers to access the technical understanding and tools they need to incorporate it into their applications.

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Our Operators

We are proud to have India's leading operators on-board

Improving user experience

With Mobile Connect, there's no need for users to remember a password, they simply respond to a prompt on their phone. This means more people successfully accessing the services they want at the first attempt, leading to fewer abandoned transactions and more repeat business.

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Mobile Connect Solutions

Authentication

Simple and globally ubiquitous log-in mechanism with option to include a PIN where a higher level of assurance is needed.

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Authorisation

Allows service providers to obtain authorisation from a user based on context directly from their mobile phone.

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Identity

Provides user-identity data in a consensual manner so service providers can fulfil digital services and prevent fraudulent transactions.

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The right tools

APIs

Mobile Connect currently uses two APIs: the Discovery API and the Mobile Connect API.

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OpenID Connect

OpenID Connect is a RESTful API. It's been adopted by Mobile Connect as the base protocol and framework because of its openness and robustness.

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SDKs

A number of platform-specific SDKs are available to integrate Mobile Connect into your applications and services. All SDKs are open source and royalty free.

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Mobile Connect in action

The applications for Mobile Connect are many and varied, with solution for a wide range of sectors including government, retail, travel and banking. Take a look at some examples

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Privacy and protection

Users have the right to expect good privacy and security practices from all those who design and operate digital identity services.

The Mobile Connect Privacy Principles have been created by the GSMA and Regulatory Officers representing GSMA members. Everyone within the ecosystem must abide by the them.

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Get started

Visit the Developer Portal and follow these five steps to implementation:

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Register as a Mobile Connect developer

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Learn how to make Mobile Connect API calls; integrate your application

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Get credential for our sandbox (testing) and for production

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Sign the Marketing License agreement to get brand assets

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Go live with your application (share your production credentials for operator provisioning)

Latest news


Markets Turn Their Focus to Cross-Border Trade of Digital Services

  Since the drafting of eIDAS in 2014, there has been a renewed interest from businesses, particularly in Europe, in secure cross-border trade using digital services. Initiatives such as the Mobile Connect-eIDAS pilots, both in 2015 and the upcoming pilot, which demonstrate how mobile networks can be used to identify an EU-citizen of one Member State … Continued


GSMA-FIDO Collaboration a Step Towards Secure Authentication

  The recent collaborative agreement between the GSMA and the FIDO Alliance, the ecosystem for standards-based, interoperable authentication, is a sign that the digital community is moving closer towards delivering a mass-market identity solution. Forged in May this year, the partnership will explore how FIDO Authentication and Mobile Connect complement each other from both a … Continued


Exploring Asia’s Identity Offerings at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

  Asia is experiencing a rapid transformation of its digital services. According to Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report, mobile has surpassed both desktop computers and TV’s as the China’s most popular means of consuming media, while In India, mobile is now responsible for a staggering 80% of web traffic. This presents the region’s service … Continued