VANguard provides authentication services to enable secure businesses to government (B2G) and government to government (G2G) transactions to be undertaken with confidence.

See our fact sheets below for information on VANguard's services. Further information is available from our Services Catalogue and Terms and Conditions.

See our Demos page for a suite of videos on VANguard's services.

User Authentication Service (UAS)

VANguard's User Authentication Service (UAS) verifies a business user's online identity so that they can access secure government agency websites using a single login.

UAS enables business and agencies to interact securely online with assurance of each other's identity.

Feature: User Authentication Service - Single Sign On Service (SSO)

VANguard’s User Authentication Service (UAS) Single Sign On (SSO) Service feature verifies a business user’s online identity for access to secure government agency websites using a single login. UAS enables business and agencies to interact securely online with assurance of each other’s identity.

Signature Verification Service (SVS)

VANguard’s Signature Verification Service (SVS) enables a business user to sign an agency’s online form (PDF or XML) using their digital signature. A user’s digital signature is recognised as having equal legal status to a traditional signature.

The user submits the signed form to the agency which is then sent to VANguard’s SVS to confirm that the digital signature is valid.

Timestamping Service (TSS)

VANguard’s Timestamping Service (TSS) records the date and time of an electronic transaction using certified time from the National Measurement Institute (NMI).

An agency can use the timestamp as evidence of the date and time that a transaction was completed.

Security Token Service

Security Token Service (STS)

VANguard’s Security Token Service (STS) generates an electronic security token to ensure transactions between a business and government, or between agencies, are secure.

VANguard's STS provides the technology for an agency to authenticate a second party without having to store any digital identity information.

Security Token Service with Delegation (STSwD)

VANguard's Security Token Service with Delegation (STSwD) allows a user who is authenticated by an agency to be trusted by another agency.

 

Federated Authentication Service (FAS)

VANguard's Federated Authentication Service (FAS) allows users logged on to their own agency's network to authenticate and then use web applications in another agency.

Authentication occurs transparently without additional credentials or software being required on the user's computer.