Glossary

Agency
A Commonwealth, State, Territory, or local government body.

AUSkey
A Credential issued by the Australian Business Register (ABR).

Authentication
The process of confirming a person's identity by validating their Credential.

Business User
A person who is accessing a government online service. The person will use their Credential to confirm their identity through the Government Authentication Service.

Certificate
See Credential.

Credential
A Credential is a person's electronic proof of identity. Credentials are software that are used to prove a Business Users identity similar to the way passports and drivers licences are used.

Digital Credential
See Credential.

Government Authentication Service
A service used to check the identity of a Business User wishing to access government online services. The service validates the Business User's Credential.

Login attempt
Login attempts by a Business User to the Government Authentication Service.

myGov
The whole of government online service for citizens.

Provider
The party that has sourced the Credential to the Business User.

Revoked
A Credential that is permanently cancelled by either the Credential Provider or holder because it is compromised (e.g. password is lost or stolen) or it is no longer required.

Session
A lasting internet connection between a Business User and an Agency.

Time out
The loss of a lasting internet connection between a Business User and an Agency due to the inactivity of the Business User.