Dubai to install MyID kiosks at shopping malls
Dubai, November 5, 2013
The Dubai Smart Government is set to install MyID registration kiosks at shopping malls and government service centres soon, to allow the public to register in the portal easily wherever they are.
The MyID portal aims to ease the lives of customers of Dubai government entities through a unified and secure electronic ID, which is a single sign-on to services.
It is gradually being adopted with the number of people having registered reaching 665 in 10 days from the launch of the first phase of the portal at Gitex 2013.
Ahmad Bin Humaidan, director general of Dubai Smart Government, said: “We have provided the MyID portal so that this unified electronic access to Dubai Government will eliminate the need for multiple personal identification accounts of applicants or new username and password each time they seek to register with a government website. This is in compliance with the concept of connected and integrated smart government, which is the most advanced concept in the ongoing process of eTransformation in Dubai.”
“In view of the great response we received from the public for registering in the kiosk that we provided to customers at our stand during Gitex, we will soon provide other kiosks at customer halls in government entities and some shopping malls and government service centres,” he said.
He pointed out that this unified electronic access is subject to strong security standards that use model technologies that are compatible with the criteria applicable to Dubai Government’s government services bus and integrated with the ID card issued by the Emirates Identity Authority.
The registration allows the public to access all the electronic and smart services provided by Dubai government entities and interact with them through smartphones or via the Internet through only one sign-on (username and password) related to the electronic ID, he said.
The unified electronic access currently allows over 50 services provided by five government entities to be implemented and will be applicable in its first phase to over 20 government entities in Dubai, said Humaidan.
The service will be subsequently expanded to include semi-government entities, which will contribute to strengthening the orientation towards smart government for easing the life of customers by providing unified access to all Dubai government’s services from one secure place, he added. - TradeArabia News Service