Smart Dubai, in partnership with the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA), has inaugurated UAEPASS, a national digital identity and signature solution for all citizens, residents and visitors.
UAEPASS allows the user to access services for both local and federal government entities, in addition to other service providers.
The solution introduces mobile based authentication to users who can simply validate their identity using their smartphone. It also allows users to digitally sign and validate documents, in order to minimise their visits to service centres to sign important and time-sensitive documents.
UAEPASS addresses the need to unify login credentials to access different federal and local online services. It also aims to improve user experience by simplifying the digital identity registration and authentication processes to be convenient and intuitive for the user.
The launch took place on Tuesday in collaboration with Abu Dhabi’s Smart Solutions & Services Authority and the Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC) as well as DarkMatter Group.
Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, director general of Smart Dubai, said: “Eliminating paper transactions has been a leading objective for our strategies and initiatives at Smart Dubai.
"From Blockchain-powered systems to the Dubai Paperless Strategy to the Week Without Service Centres initiative, it is our unwavering conviction that the future is paperless, and seamless digital and electronic services are a hallmark of all successful smart cities."
She added: “A secure and universal digital identity is essential for implementing ongoing smart transformation initiatives. UAEPASS not only helps centralise users’ logins and credentials, which eliminates the hassle of creating and remembering a multitude of usernames and passwords, but it also improves security and confidentiality when conducting online transactions.
"This effectively removes one of the biggest hurdles to large-scale automation and digitisation and drives forward our plans to transform Dubai into a leading smart city, all the while making people’s lives easier and happier.”
Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, director general of the TRA, said: “The launch of the UAEPASS service is a special moment for us, as it exemplifies our efforts in line with the directives of our great leaders to make the UAE the most digitally advanced nation of the world.”
To register for UAEPASS, users can download the application from iOS and Android app stores.
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