Login tool enables interacting with governments
CivicID is a single, no-cost login system that enables U.S. citizens to interact with multiple municipal government agencies using one secure identity. The system’s single set of login credentials simplifies identity management for the public and enables data-sharing among apps.
With CivicID, users can reach out to government agencies for a multitude of reasons — from reporting potholes and broken streetlights to applying for a permit or license. CivicID is a secure social sign-in system that was built for government agencies and the citizens they serve.
San Ramon, Calif.-based Accela, Inc. is the provider of CivicID. Individuals who use CivicID reach out to municipal government agencies across the U.S. via Accela websites and apps on smartphones and tablets. The company has announced that a CivicID app store is coming soon.
The CivicID system saves users the trouble of creating a new account each time they want to contact a different municipal government in the region. Users are automatically registered in the community they wish to contact. In the near future, any registered CivicID user will be able to use any app built on the CivicID ecosystem and downloaded from the CivicID app store. In addition, the ID integrates with social identities such as Facebook or Twitter. Once registered, users can view and manage their profile information and permissions for apps. They can also see their activity across government agencies in one location.
App developers will have access to Accela’s technical ecosystem to integrate data from multiple government agencies into their citizen-facing apps. In addition, apps built on top of the Accela mobile Software Developer Kit (SDK) and Application Program Interfaces (APIs) will be pre-integrated with the CivicID login interface, giving developers access to the user base. All approved apps will be listed in the CivicID store.
Government-agency customers will have access to the collection of role-targeted productivity apps as well as Business Intelligence tools and analytics that will work with their unique data.
Accela, Inc. is a provider of web-, mobile-, and cloud-based software for governments. The company offers web-based office and mobile software that automates permit, asset and land management and licensing processes for city, county, state and federal government agencies around the world.