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“iAM Smart” Adoption by Public and Private Organisations

Background

The Chief Executive's 2017 Policy Address announced a number of digital infrastructure projects to support the smart city development in Hong Kong. One of them is the provision of an electronic identity (officially named as “iAM Smart”) to Hong Kong residents free of charge, enabling them to use a single digital identity and authentication method to conduct online government and commercial transactions.

“iAM Smart” Platform

Launched in December 2020, “iAM Smart” mobile app provides one-stop personalised digital services platform, which enables users to log in and use online services by their personal mobile phone in a smart and convenient way. All Hong Kong Identity Card holders aged 11 or above are eligible to register for “iAM Smart”.

“iAM Smart” Application Programming Interfaces

To enable public and private organisations to adopt “iAM Smart” in their online services, three sets of iAM Smart Application Programming Interfaces are provided to online services of public and private organizations by the Government for authentication, digital signing, and form-filling.

  • Authentication
    Users will have a single digital identity that enables simple and secure login to various government and commercial online services. It brings convenience to daily life without having to manage different user names and passwords.
  • Digital Signing
    Users can sign digitally in accordance with the Electronic Transactions Ordinance (Chapter 553 of the Laws of Hong Kong) to process legal documents and procedures online.
  • “e-ME” Form-Filling
    Users can use the “e-ME” function to store their personalised data (such as name, gender, HKID Card number, date of birth, residential address, and contact phone number), and enjoy the convenience brought by auto form-filling and avoid filling in the same data for different applications.

For more information on “iAM Smart”, please visit the “iAM Smart” website https://iamsmart.gov.hk).

“iAM Smart” Sandbox Programme

In collaboration with Cyberport, OGCIO is implementing an “iAM Smart” Sandbox Programme (“Sandbox”) for public and private organisations to conduct mock-up tests and integration tests on the API functions in order to get better prepared for the adoption of iAM Smart.

The Sandbox is now open to companies of the business sectors shown below.

  • Financial Sector
  • Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) Sector
  • Telecommunications Sector

OGCIO will extend the adoption of “iAM Smart” APIs to the online services of other business sectors progressively and make announcements on this website accordingly.

For enquiries on Sandbox and the application procedures, please visit the Sandbox website (https://iamsmart.cyberport.hk) or contact Cyberport by email at iamsmart@cyberport.hk.