IDEMIA Mobile ID for Iowa DOT Passes UL’s mDL Conformity Assessment

IDEMIA Mobile ID for Iowa DOT Passes UL’s mDL Conformity Assessment

RESTON, Va., March 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/

IDEMIA today announced that its Iowa Mobile ID (mID) applications for iOS and Android have successfully passed UL’s mDL assessment of conformity against the requirements of ISO/IEC DIS 18013-5. This confirms that IDEMIA’s mID applications for the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) meet the world’s most advanced standard for mobile driver’s
license and mobile ID. Mobile ID offers people a secure platform to prove their identity in the physical and digital worlds to file tax returns, receive unemployment benefits, and more.


As the global safety and security leader, UL has developed a comprehensive test suite and set of services for the conformity assessment of Mobile ID products. Within the assessment, UL evaluates the app’s conformity with global interoperability requirements for the implemented data model, communication protocols and security mechanisms. The security mechanisms in ISO/IEC DIS 18013-5, Personal identification — ISO-compliant driving license — Part 5: Mobile driving license (mDL) application, provide an equivalent level of authenticity and integrity validation for mobile credentials as for traditional biometric passports. The IDEMIA mID apps tested were personalized with test data by a provisioning system that is integrated with the Iowa DOT system of record. UL also performed a cybersecurity source code review and penetration test of the mobile ID applications for the Iowa DOT on iOS and Android.

“Conformance with these standards is foundational to making the entire digital identity ecosystem work, which is why IDEMIA has invested in developing against these standards since the beginning. We have been the most committed industry partner to develop against these standards and remain invested in advancing them in the market, as well as the proliferation of compliant mDLs.”

— Matt Thompson, SVP Civil Identity of IDEMIA

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