Head of Business Development
Tel. 01506 283824
or go to the Service Providers' Portal, which provides news, information and resources to assist in the integration of myaccount. These include documentation, policies, guidance and code snippets. To access the resources, visit the portal and either sign in with your myaccount or register for one.
If you would like to register with myaccount or get more information about using myaccount as a citizen, please visit http://signin.mygovscot.org
Adopted by, among others, City of Edinburgh Council...
If you are a service provider and would like more information about using myaccount in your organisation, please contact:
myaccount is the simple and secure sign-in service for online public services in Scotland.
It provides people living in Scotland with the ability to set up an online account. And, to use that online account - using a single user name and password if they choose - to access a range of online public services, such as paying council tax or requesting a parking permit, made available by service providers.
For public service providers, myaccount provides a secure and trusted authentication service that is standards-based, easy to integrate and free to use.
myaccount was soft-launched on 14 April 2014. Since then, it has been adopted by City of Edinburgh Council to allow citizens to access its online services securely, and by NHS Scotland to authenticate patients using ‘My Diabetes My Way’, its diabetes patient information portal.
myaccount has also been integrated with the National Entitlement Card Management System used to manage and fulfil National Entitlement Cards. As well as providing access to many public services, the card is used for the two national concessionary travel schemes run by Transport Scotland: one providing free nationwide bus travel to people aged over 60 years and to people with disabilities, and the other, the Young Person’s Scheme, which offers national discounted bus and rail travel to 16 to 18 year olds and young full-time volunteers aged 19-25.
For more information about myaccount, read the FAQs.
“Using the myaccount service for user provisioning and authentication avoids NHS Scotland having to develop similar solutions itself, substantially reducing our development costs and avoiding duplication across the public sector. By partnering with the myaccount service, our login management and administrative support overheads are significantly reduced. Patients also benefit by having a login that is quick and easy to use and maintain.” Dr Scott Cunningham, Technical Consultant, My Diabetes My Way
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Our purpose is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.
Through a series of principles, the IS works to promote improvement in local government and among its partners to support them improve outcomes and reduce the outcome gaps within populations and within areas.
The IS delivers a range of products and services that support CPPs to build their capacity to deliver the public service reform agenda.
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