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Greater Security via the SAFE Identity Trust Framework

Information is becoming increasingly digitized. To ensure the right individuals gain access to data when they need it, health organizations need a way to make human identities digital. This technology exists, but there are many different identity providers. How do you know which identity providers you can trust?

Health industry organizations reliant on technology need a certification body- a responsible third party that has the expertise and resources to certify identity providers. The SAFE Identity Trust Framework provides that essential third–party certification body.

Certifying identity providers under a common set of policies, allows a pharmacy to rely on digital credentials without the excessive groundwork of researching individual identity providers to confirm interoperability.

What is a
Trust Framework?

A Trust Framework is a collection of policies, technical specifications, and interoperability criteria that are accepted by multi-organizational participants to satisfy a particular need. In the case of digital identity in on-line transactions, the Trust Framework provides policy and technical interoperability for the issuers of digital identity credentials, the individuals asserting their identities through the use of the credentials, and the organizations relying on the identity assertions linked to the digital credentials.


The common set of minimum requirements (policies) for identity providers and users. The policies are published, allowing relying parties to make a determination concerning trust.


The process for identifying approved issuers and revoking approval of issuers participating in the Trust Framework that monitors/audits issuers for continued adherence to the Trust Framework requirements.


The technical criteria for identity credentials to ensure acceptance by relying parties.


The technical mechanism for conveying the status of Issuers and individual digital identity credentials to relying parties.


The minimum requirements for verifying the validity of a human identity before binding it to a digital credential

Technical Standards

The specifications established in cooperation with the relying party community to ensure the mechanisms for verifying and relying on identity credentials are available.

The SAFE Identity Trust Framework facilitates trust by providing a combination of policies and services for digital signatures, authentication, federation and encryption that are implemented by our certified product and service providers. The Trust Framework is comprised of the SAFE Identity Bridge CA for high assurance digital credentials and the SAFE Identity Trust Identity Framework for non-PKI identity solutions.

SAFE Identity is recognized as a Global Trust Framework

U.S. NIST 800-63-3 (A, B, & C)

Aligned with EU eIDAS Regulations at eIAS Low, Substantial, and High

Rely on the SAFE Trust Framework

The integrity of digital credentials varies widely from one provider to the next. Figuring out who to trust, why to trust them and how their security aligns with your needs can be a challenge. This makes trust hard.

The SAFE Identity Trust Framework, carefully cultivated over 15 years, can make trust much easier. The Trust Framework defines the policies and standards necessary to use secure and interoperable digital credentials that meet your needs. Issuers certified by SAFE are compliant with these policies and standards, ensuring this same security and interoperability across the ecosystem – and making trust a lot simpler for you.

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