Presentation of France Connect
France Connect is part of the “State Platform” strategy aimed at simplifying the relationship between users and the administration. Concretely, France Connect allows the user to authenticate in a secure way with the French administration and to authorize a third party service to use his personal data. France Connect is based on OpenID Connect open source standard.
A simple example can be the automatic recovery of the reference income (via impots.gouv.fr) and / or the family quotient (via caf.fr) by an online service of a town hall for enrollment in the school canteen. If you want to know more, you can find more information on the site dedicated to the state platform.
France Connect is being deployed and finalized, the hackathon was the right opportunity to test it in full size. In this context, the usable datasets were provided by OpenDataSoft.
We can say we were not disappointed. Overall, about thirty projects based on France Connect were presented during the hackathon. From the application for beekeepers to secure online payment via an informative portal intended for the citizen …
Simplicité, although bearing an idea of application on the simplification of the management of early childhood, we finally joined the Ministry of National Education came without development team and carrying a project of verification of the diplomas in Registration for administrative competitions.
It was therefore an opportunity to show the flexibility and agility of the Simplicité platform.
The goal has been fully achieved! At the end of the 2 days:
- The France Connect authentication mechanism was implemented and added as standard to the Simplicité platform
- The back office for the management of entries for administrative competitions has been implemented
- The front-office “users” could be realized via France Connect and our connector OpenDataSoft.
The experience was rewarding. We were seduced by the possibilities offered by France Connect and we are convinced that this will lead to the development of new services to users with high added value.
It is now the turn of the administrations to continue to make available their data to allow the realization of all these ideas.
Simplicité is part of this framework by being already France Connect Ready!