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Mobile Connect lends itself to multiple application areas. We have defined three discrete solution categories: Authentication, Identity and Authorisation.

Mobile Connect Authentication offers a simple and globally ubiquitous log-in mechanism.

Authentication is provided by the operator to the website with no personal information being shared without the consumer's permission.

Mobile Connect Authenticate and Authenticate Plus

Mobile Connect Authenticate offers single factor level of assurance (LoA2) by requiring the operator, on receiving a Mobile Connect API request from an application, to confirm that the end user is in possession of their mobile phone. Mobile Authenticate Plus offers two-factor level of assurance (LoA3) by requiring the end user to confirm they are in possession of their mobile phone and also enter a secret PIN when prompted to do so.

The process

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1. The service provider identifies the serving operator and asks to authenticate an end user

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2. The operator challenges the end user by asking them to prove possession of the mobile phone and optionally enter a PIN code

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3. The end user confirms one or both accreditation factors on the mobile phone

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4. The operator provides authentication success or failure response back to the service provider

Product features

  • Ends user always authenticates on the mobile phone
  • Explicit consent from the end user (Yes/No) before sharing identity data
  • Best efforts for Mobile Connect Sign-up
  • Identity data available as single values, or as a set of values
  • Single API from multiple operators across the globe
  • Open, industry standard interface (OpenIDs)

Mobile Connect Authorisation offers contextual authentication with a Yes/No option for users to authorise requests on their mobile phone.

Mobile Connect Authorise and Authorise Plus

Mobile Connect Authorise allows the end user to authorise any request from a service provider directly from their mobile phone. The service provider provides details specific to their request in the Mobile Connect API, which is displayed on the user’s mobile phone. The user approves or rejects the request, which is relayed to the service provider in the API response.

Mobile Connect Authorise Plus works in the same way, but in addition, requires the end user to authenticate first by entering the Mobile Connect PIN prior to authorising the request.

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Mobile Connect Authorisation offers contextual authentication with a Yes/No option for users to authorise requests on their mobile phone.

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Mobile Connect Authorisation offers contextual authentication with a Yes/No option for users to authorise requests on their mobile phone.

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Mobile Connect Authorisation offers contextual authentication with a Yes/No option for users to authorise requests on their mobile phone.

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Mobile Connect Authorisation offers contextual authentication with a Yes/No option for users to authorise requests on their mobile phone.

Product features

  • Ends user always authenticates on the mobile phone
  • Supports single-factor (LoA2) and two factor (LoA3) authentication
  • Authorisation response includes explicit approval from the user against context
  • Implicit or explicit authentication of authorising user
  • Allows service provider to obtain authorisation from the end user for a specific request
  • Open, industry standard interface (OpenID)

Mobile Connect Identity helps end users engage with digital services quickly and efficiently, share data when they want to, and assert their identity when needed.

Mobile Connect Phone Number

This solution enables the end user to give their consent to share just one personal identity - the MSISDN associated with their Mobile Connect account.

Mobile Connect Sign-up

Mobile Connect Sign-up enables the end user to give their consent for their operator to share core information about them (such as name and address) with the requesting service provider.

Mobile Connect National ID

This solution enables the end user to share core information revealing their identity in accordance with the local legislation and regulations. In particular, this service provides the requesting service provider with the user's name, date of birth and national identifier such as passport number, national ID number, etc.

The process

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1. The service provider identifies the serving operator and asks them for the end user's identity data

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2. The operator authenticates the end user and asks for their consent to share the identity data with the service provider

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3. The end user actively gives their consent for the operator to share their identity data

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4. The operator shares the identity data with the service provider

Product features

  • Ends user always authenticates on the mobile phone
  • Explicit consent from the end user (Yes/No) before sharing identity data
  • Best efforts for Mobile Connect Sign-up
  • Identity data available as single values, or as a set of values
  • Single API from multiple operators across the globe
  • Open, industry standard interface (OpenID)

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