Application Instructions and Attestation Forms
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Last modified by Jamie Clark
Purpose of the SALS program
The IDESG Baseline Functional Requirements ("Baseline Requirements") are a community-based set of criteria indicating the functional capabilities that are necessary to meet the goals of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), as stated in the Identity Ecosystem Framework ("IDEF") published by IDESG.
Identity Ecosystem Service Providers ("Service Providers") are encouraged to use the Baseline Requirements as guidance for the competencies necessary for full participation in safe online identity ecosystems. See the IDESG Functional Model for further discussion about the various "digital identity management functions" performed by identity service providers. Service Providers who voluntarily participate in the SALS assist IDESG by sharing information about the feasibility and status of industry adoption of NSTIC's goals.
IDESG recognizes variations among Service Provider organizations and operations and offers these options to provide flexibility and choice in the self-assessment and reporting process. The IDESG SALS maintains two separate listings – Listed Providers and Applicant Providers. Listed Providers have asserted full compliance with all applicable Baseline Requirements. Applicant Providers are working toward full compliance with all applicable Baseline Requirements.
Instructions for submissions to the SALS program
Service Providers that have successfully self-assessed against all the applicable Baseline Requirements and would like to be included in the public listing of SALS Listed Providers should use the Full Compliance Attestation Form in Appendix A to this document to assert full compliance.
Service Providers who are working toward full compliance with the applicable Baseline Requirements may report interim results of their self-assessments — even if they have not yet completed their entire self-assessment against all applicable requirements. The status report option is intended to be an information-sharing resource to report and promote implementation of the requirements. Service Providers who would like to be included in the SALS Applicant Providers should use the Status Report Attestation Form in Appendix B to this document to report their progress publicly.
All sections of an Attestation Form marked as mandatory with a double-asterisk (" ** ") must be completed when it is submitted. If for any reason it may be difficult to verify some, or all, of the information provided, please explain on the Attestation Form.
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