Brandon Murdoch, Principal Engineer in Microsoft’s Identity Engineering Group, is a leading visionary of Microsoft’s Azure AD B2C platform. Fresh from his experience of ensuring the success of the Irish MyGovId project, visited Australia last week at the request of UNIFY Solutions’ Chief Technology Officer Shane Day.
Brandon’s experience with digital government services enabled him to share the insights that will ensure the success of Business to Consumer and Government to Citizen identity projects. With UNIFY, Brandon promoted exciting new opportunities to Government Shared Services, State Education and other Federal and State Government agencies. Many platform decisions made in the past few years will be rendered obsolete by disruptive new technologies exemplified by Azure AD B2C.
MyGovID is an online identity service that enables Irish citizens and other individuals to access Irish Government provided online services in a safe and secure manner. Initially MyGovID supports access to MyWelfare, a set of online services provided by the Irish Department of Social Protection; however it will enable access to other services in the future.
MyGovID leverages the Microsoft Azure AD B2C platform to provide a secure, scalable and reliable service to Irish citizens. Using the concept of policies and customisable user journeys, the Irish Government is able to use this platform to deliver a world class service. As Azure AD B2C is Platform-as-a-Service, it is able to scale up to any peak of demand whilst maintaining a simple to understand transactional cost model.
MyGovID has recently been presented by John Bradley (Chair of the Federation Interoperability Workgroup and member of the Leadership Council at Kantara, Treasurer of the OpenID Foundation, and one of the primary authors of OpenID Connect) as an important example of Microsoft compliance with standards (Cloud Identity Summit 2016).