Identity proofing is no longer opt-in
When the SAM.gov integration took place on May 24, 2021, identity proofing was optional for non-federal Entity Administrators. The “opt-in” aspect will change to “mandatory” in 2022.
All Entity Administrators are required to complete the identity proofing steps in Login.gov, in Fiscal Year 2022. This requirement will make it almost impossible to gain unauthorized access to an entity registration account. (GSA Interact September 2021)
- Identity proofing will be for all users who manage SAM.gov registration. (Providing proof that each Entity Administrator account is connected to an actual person.
- Entity Administrators will upload a photograph of their state-issued photo identification, provide their social security number, and provide a valid phone number. (ibid)
The submitted personal information is validated with the issuing source (Department of Motor Vehicles or credit, financial, telephone records.) Personal information is used for validation purposes only, and not held. (ibid)
Entity Administrators who fail to complete the Identity Proofing steps in login.gov will not have the capability to continue as Entity Administrators in SAM.gov for a period of time. (ibid)
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