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iAM Smart (formerly known as Electronic Identity; eID)

iAM Smart account will be provided for all Hong Kong residents free of charge, enabling them to use a single digital identity and authentication to conduct government and commercial transactions online. Upon successful registration, iAM Smart account will be bound to the personal mobile device of the applicant. Users can make use of the biometric functions (including facial recognition, fingerprint identification, etc.) provided by their personal mobile devices to authenticate their identities and log in online services. iAM Smart will also support digital signing with legal backing under the Electronic Transactions Ordinance (Cap. 553) for handling statutory documents and procedures.


Brief Introduction of iAM Smart

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Commercial Organisations or Public Bodies Adopting iAM Smart

OGCIO will provide three sets of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for commercial organisations and public bodies to adopt iAM Smart in their online services. OAuth 2.0 will be adopted for authentication and authorisation amongst iAM Smart user, online service and iAM Smart system.

Workflow overview of the APIs :

Possible use cases of the APIs :

PDF Download iAM Smart Application Programming Interfaces - Use Cases (English Only)

In collaboration with Cyberport, OGCIO is conducting an iAM Smart pilot sandbox programme for private sector to access iAM Smart API specifications and to experiment and test API functions in order to get better prepared for the adoption of iAM Smart in the future. At the moment, the pilot sandbox programme is opened up to companies of the financial sector. Companies regulated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Securities and Futures Commission or the Insurance Authority as well as the FinTech tenants and incubatees from Cyberport and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks are eligible to join the pilot sandbox programme.

OGCIO will review the pilot sandbox programme in the fourth quarter of 2020, and determine how and when it will be extended to other industry sectors.

Subject to the progress of the adoption by e-government services after the launch of iAM Smart, OGCIO will further determine the schedule for rolling out iAM Smart to commercial organisations and public bodies.