Identity and Access Forum

Identity & Access Forum

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.

Latest News

InMember NewsPress Releases

Identity & Access Forum Launches Industry’s First Template for Building Mobile Driver’s License Use Cases

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 17, 2024 — The mobile driver’s license (mDL) ecosystem is expanding rapidly. In the U.S. the secure, cryptographically protected, digital identity credential is available in six states, representing more than 66 million people. Implementation efforts are also underway in 26 additional states. In response, the Secure Technology Alliance’s Identity and Access…
InIdentity and Access ForumPress Releases

Identity & Access Forum Spring Market Snapshot: Mobile Driver’s Licenses, Biometrics and Access Management Innovation

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 9th, 2024 – The Identity and Access Forum is commemorating the success of its inaugural Spring Member Meeting by sharing key insights from the event. This market snapshot offers perspectives from the industry’s most influential organizations, including the Department of Homeland Security, Amazon, major players in the implementation of digital IDs…

Latest Events

IAF Virtual Members Only Meeting

2024 Identity & Access Summer Virtual Members Meeting 
August 14, 2024

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2024 Identity & Access Forum Fall Member Meeting

2024 Identity & Access Forum Fall Member Meeting
October 29-30, 2024 • Google Building, Reston, Virginia

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Working Committees

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.

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

Identity Assurance

Proofing and Enrollment  |  User Authentication  |  Federation & Credential Protection

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Digital Identity

Online/Internet  |  Mobile Identity  |  Lifecycle Management | Issuing Credentials | Accepting Credentials | mDL

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Physical Access Control

Entrypoint/Checkpoint  |  Devices  |  Visitor Management

Communication & Education

Website  |  Webinars  |  Education  |  Conferences/Events | Certification Programs

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Device Identification and Authentication (DIAP)

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Jumpstart (mDL)

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Identity and Access Forum Steering Committee

Rajan Barara, Entrust – Vice-Chair
Alexandre Pravato Cussigh, ST Microelectronics
Joel Perez, GET Group NA
Johannes Lintzen, Cryptomathic
Isaac Young, HID Global
Jim Colleran, CPI Card Group
Mark Dale, XTec
Mike Yu, UnionPay
Neville Pattinson, Thales
Soumya Chakbarty, JCB
Sruti Jain, Consult Hyperion – Secretary
Andreas Aabye, Visa
Gerry Smith, IDTP
Henk van Dam, UL
Jatin Deshpande, Giesecke+Devrient – Treasurer
Mark Brady, Au10Tix
Mark Stafford, Infineon
Mike Zercher, Secure Element Solutions
Patrick Kelly, Mastercard
Lauren Helt, American Express
Sri Swaminathan, Fiserv
Teresa Wu, IDEMIA – Chair
Won Jun, Intercede
Greg Stegall, NextgenId
Troy Bernard, Discover

Get Involved

If you have questions about the IAF, committee projects, or if you would like to join a committee, please get in touch with Sandy Mayfield, Managing Director of IAF at [email protected]. If interested in membership contact Christina Hulka, Executive Director at [email protected].

Explore an overview of member benefits here.