Citizens of Morocco can now access government administrative services and personal documents online, by using their National Electronic Identity Card (CNIE) to prove their identity to authorized institutions. The digital ID option can be used with both public and private institutions who are so authorized.
The online biometric authentication and digital services solution began operating on 10 May 2022. It is a joint effort between Morocco’s Digital Development Agency (ADD) and its General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).
“Trusted Third Party” platform
Morocco’s new digital ID solution protects user’s personal information against fraud, thanks to the following factors:
- The new solution operates on DGNS’s “Trusted Third Party” platform, which protects the personal data and information on the user’s ID card as it shares that data with the service provider (agency or organization).
- The new solution uses multi-factor authentication (MFA), a security step that requires at least two validation factors, to prove the user’s identity. Validation factors include mobile biometrics such as fingerprint and facial recognition for extra security.
Convenient options for using the digital ID system
Moroccans can use their national ID card in person, online, or via a special mobile app. They can also provide proof of identity from home by scanning their CNIE using an NFC reader connected to their PC or a smartphone.
Initially, the digital ID system will only work with Morocco’s new National Electronic Identity Card. The platform will soon be updated to support the older national ID card.
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