Identity Provider, State Entity Standard



Standardize the solution to provide the enterprise with digital identify management for state entities.


  1. Active Directory from Microsoft; will be used to issue a state entity identity.
  2. Azure Active Directory from Microsoft; will be used to fulfill the need to interface to our identity provider for modern authentication services.


Stage Entity - A state entity means any state official, state employee or other person authorized to act on behalf of the state or any named service or device managed by the state.

Digital Identity Management - A wholistic set of identity related activities, including but not limited to identity proofing, authentication and use of authenticators, and identity federation.


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: 2021-06-01
Effective Date: 2021-06-01
Last Reviewed: 2021-06-01
Number: POL0020201