Menu
RealMe service deploys selfie photo technology for identity verification

RealMe service deploys selfie photo technology for identity verification

A simple selfie will allow instant mobile identity verification and authentication for government and other services

RealMe, the government developed identity platform, is now offering biometric authentication and identity assurance technology as part of its RealMe Now mobile app.

Daon's IdentityX platform was selected by the Department of Internal Affairs’ (DIA), which manages the RealMe development program, to allow customers to create an online verified identity using the app.

Identity is verified through a selfie photo captured in the RealMe Now mobile app, which is then compared against the customer’s passport photo, held securely by the DIA in the passport image database.

If the match is successful and the customer passes the face liveness challenges, the application will be checked by staff from the DIA and then the customer is issued a RealMe verified identity.

“The Department of Internal Affairs is committed to putting people first – we’re focusing on what people need from the government and how to better meet those needs using emerging technologies,” said David Philp, general manager of partners and products at DIA.

RealMe Now was developed by Auckland-based SushMobile

Earlier this month, it emerged that the online version of the service, RealMe, was facing security challenges of its own, with immigration advisers sharing their logins in breach of their terms of service.

RealMe now was developed by SushMobile
RealMe now was developed by SushMobile

Applying for the RealMe verified identity has previously required a New Zealand PostShop visit for face image capture using Daon’s retail outlet desktop software in order to complete the on-boarding process.

With the assistance of IdentityX's machine learning technology, citizens can now simply and securely accomplish identity verification from anywhere and at any time.

“The Department of Internal Affairs is laser-focused on providing convenient and secure digital on-boarding services for New Zealand’s citizens," said Tom Grissen, CEO of Daon.

"Our strategy remains being committed to delivering a platform through which the identity of a user can be established, authenticated and recovered.

"Digital onboarding represents an important area and builds on Daon’s history of delivering proven mobile biometric authentication to millions of consumers."

Kiwibank, DIA’s delivery partner for the mobile app, has begun using RealMe Now during bank account establishment, removing the need for prospective customers to visit an outlet for identity proofing.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags governmentbiometricsmachine learningkiwibankidentity verificationRealMeDaonidentityXDwpartment of Internal Affairs

Featured

Slideshows

Reseller News launches alumnae breakfast for Women in ICT Awards

Reseller News launches alumnae breakfast for Women in ICT Awards

Reseller News hosted the first alumnae breakfast for the Women in ICT Awards in New Zealand, designed to showcase the leading female leaders in the industry. Held at The Cordis in Auckland, attendees came together to hear inspiring keynotes and panel discussions, alongside high-level networking among peers.

Reseller News launches alumnae breakfast for Women in ICT Awards
Reseller News Innovation Awards 2018: meet the top performing partners

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2018: meet the top performing partners

Reseller News honoured the industry’s finest on a standout evening for the New Zealand channel, recognising the achievements of established partners, emerging players and innovative start-ups, in front of over 460 technology leaders in Auckland.

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2018: meet the top performing partners
Show Comments