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  • AUSkey closes in nine weeks

    From 25 January, myGovID will become the default login option on the Online services for agents login page, although you will still be able to login with an AUSkey until late March.

    Following the closure of AUSkey in late March, if you have not set up your myGovID, you won't be able to access Online services for agents.

    myGovID is a digital identity credential that helps you prove who you are when accessing government services online. It is now available as an app through the Apple and Google Play stores. You can use it with most Apple devices using iOS 10 or above and most Android devices using Nougat 7.0 or above.

    For most people, setting up myGovID on your compatible smart device should take only a few minutes, but you'll need to do it before your practice can move over to the new process. If you haven't already, the best time to get your myGovID is now.

    To prove your identity on myGovID you'll need to enter your full name, date of birth, and email address. The email address should belong to you – don't use a shared email address. You'll also need any two of these four Australian identity documents: passport, drivers licence, birth certificate or Medicare card.

    If you are the principal authority for your practice, you can use your myGovID to login into the Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) website and link your myGovID to your practice Australian business number (ABN). This will allow you to establish access permissions for your practice.

    Principal authorities will need to ensure all staff that need access to Online services for agents have set up their personal myGovID.

    There are a wide range of online resources available to help you make the switch. Familiarising yourself now with the process and making sure you have your own myGovID set up will put you in the best position to make the change before AUSkey retires.

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    Last modified: 21 Jan 2020QC 61140