Eleven thousand sign up for Dubai MyID

Service provides single sign-on access to more than 250 government services

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Eleven thousand sign up for Dubai MyID MyID is part of Dubai Smart Government's ongoing initiatives, says Bin Humaidan.
By  Mark Sutton Published  March 30, 2014

More than 11,000 users have registered for Dubai's MyID initiative - allowing single sign-on to government services, according to new statistics from Department of Dubai Smart Government (DSG).

The service, which is run in collaboration with the Emirates ID card system, provides access to more than 250 services at five government entities including the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Public Prosecution and DSG.

Among its benefits, DSG said, it enabled easy and fast access via smart phones or the internet through a single sign-on username and password.

HE Ahmad Bin Humaidan, director-general at Dubai Smart Government, said MyID was part of the government's broader vision to make Dubai a smart city.

He said the overwhelming response to MyID had resulted in another group of government entities soon joining the service including the Dubai Land Department, Dubai Courts, Dubai Customs, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dubai Police and Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment.

"To allow the public the opportunity for easy and seamless registration, we are planning to provide these devices at various government departments and shopping malls including Etihad Mall in Muhaisnah and Aswaaq centres in Al Warqaa and Umm Suqueim," he said.

"These entities are fully co-operating with us for supporting Dubai's ‘e-transformation', bolstering public-private partnerships in a move to promote the use of government services offered to the public."

DSG said while the first phase of MyID service was being implemented across government entities, it would later be expanded to include semi-government organisations.

It also announced the addition of new features to the MyID service, including re-setting the Emirates ID PIN through a touch screen, a new user guide and improving the look of the website.

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