The Employee Authentication Services (EAS) project

What is EAS?

The Employee Authentication Services (EAS) is a scalable, sustainable, secure solution that will enable employees in local government, schools and other organisations to access and share sensitive information in order to improve services for the benefit of children, learners and citizens.

It is intended that the service will be available to users in s services from November 2008, and potentially to 2 million users by 2013. EAS will be implemented through a phased approach. This will ensure that the functionality meets the requirements for different types of users and that the rollout of EAS is a success.

What does it look like?

The diagram below shows the high level architecture for the scheme, which is based on a shared Trust framework.

The key components include:

Diagram showing the key components of EAS

The service will provide common identity authentication that will:

Who will deliver EAS?

EAS will be delivered by Government Gateway. The Registration and Operational Support Services passed through a value for money exercise, led by Government Gateway, to understand in detail the requirements for each individual service element and determine the most cost effective way to provide for each.

Further information

For further information on EAS please download this EAS Powerpoint Presentation.