Welcome to the community of organizations committed to a higher vision for identity and a safer environment for online transactions!

The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) – a voluntary, public-private partnership – is the only independent body dedicated to redefining how people and organizations identify themselves online, by fostering the creation of privacy-enhancing trusted digital identities. We’re working to bring all netizens – consumers, educational institutions, online businesses and governments alike – into the thriving marketplace for strong, secure online identity credentials.

We are the only place where all identity policy influencers work together – public and private sector, industry and academia – to shape the future of online identity by developing Identity Ecosystem Framework (IDEF), a protective array of standards, best practices and agreements.