About Identity and Access Forum
The Identity and Access Forum is a cooperative, cross-industry body dedicated to development, advancement, and adoption of secure identity technologies, including physical and logical access. Through the collaborative efforts of a diverse group of stakeholders, the Forum advocates for market adoption of trusted, user-centric, and interoperable digital identities to ensure safe and seamless access to services across all interactions. The organization operates within the Secure Technology Alliance, an association that encompasses all aspects of secure digital technologies.
IAF Mission and Vision Statement
The Identity and Access Forum (IAF) advances the state of the art in Identity and fosters adoption across Identity & Access Management, Trust Frameworks & Ecosystems, Identity Assurance, Digital Identity, and Physical Access Control. IAF committees include Federal and State Government, Enterprises, Technology Vendors, and both Issuers and Relying Parties serving consumers. IAF ethically achieves interoperability, privacy protection, ease of use, and high assurance for all people, aligned with North American priorities.
IAF Advances the State of the Art in Digital Identity and Fosters Adoption Across key functional areas.
The Identity and Access Forum (IAF) has seven working committees focused on topics relevant to Identity and Access and emerging technologies and this is where the work is done.
An overview of the committees’ project status can be found in the Forum’s link to a “Projects & Briefings Page.”
Member chairs and co-chairs lead the committees; members can join any committee and lead or participate in committee projects. The committee members define projects to focus on the critical issues or challenges that impact the Identity and Access industry or the implementation of new identity and access technologies.
The committees meet at IAF in-person meetings and in regular teleconferences. Each committee has a dedicated email list for communications and a collaboration site for managing projects.
Trust Framework and Ecosystems
Policy Guidelines | Interoperability & Inter-framework | Equity for All | Liability Assignment | Privacy Redress
Identity Access Management
Enterprise | Government | Commercial
Proofing and Enrollment | User Authentication | Federation & Credential Protection
Online/Internet | Mobile Identity | Lifecycle Management | Issuing Credentials | Accepting Credentials | mDL
Physical Access Control
Entrypoint/Checkpoint | Devices | Visitor Management
Communication & Education
Website | Webinars | Education | Conferences/Events | Certification Programs
Internet of Things | Artificial Intelligence | Interactive Infrastructure & Systems