Authentication, Public Standard



To enhance customer service by simplifying access to state on-line services.


  1. New applications that provide authenticated public access to state on-line services shall use the State of North Dakota Login service.


Application - A software solution that accomplishes one or more business processes.

New Applications - New application software or replacement of existing application software, including all custom developed software, vendor software, and off-the-shelf software. Maintenance to an existing application is not considered new development.

State of North Dakota Login Service - The State's centralized public identity service consisting of both managed and trusted federated identity provider functionality.

Public - An entity, including but not limited to citizens, private businesses, non-profit organizations, etc.

Authenticated Public Access - The act of verifying and granting a user access to one or more online services via the persisted identifier.


This standard applies to all executive branch state agencies including the University Systems Office but excluding other higher education institutions, i.e. campuses and agricultural and research centers.

Statement of Commitment

North Dakota's CIO/CTO directs that IT Policy be created to establish statewide information technology policies and standards as defined within ND Century Code (Chapter 54-59-09).


Non-compliance with this standard shall be reported to the Office of the State Auditor.

Revision Number: 1
Revision Date: 2021-04-01
Effective Date: 2021-04-01
Last Reviewed: 2021-04-01
Number: POL0020022