The Verify Sandbox Environment will enable interested parties to test how their services would incorporate digital identities that meet GOV.UK Verify standards. It allows these interested parties to consider the operational and technical implications of adopting Verify through a test infrastructure so as to inform their business cases and roadmaps for adoption. Risks, issues and recommendations that emerge from testing are fed back to the Verify programme to inform the development of the Verify standards.
Private sector test services can apply to be listed in the Verify Sandbox Environment. These test services will list their capabilities against a defined set of requirements. Within the first instantiation of the Verify Sandbox Environment there will be a set of private sector Hub Providers which will enable users to access and assert a Verify digital identity as part of a transaction with a third party.