Current features

GOV.UK One Login is the new way for central government services to sign in their users.

It will ultimately allow users to access any government service using the same email address and password.

These features of GOV.UK One Login are now available for services that join private beta. See how to get started.

Account creation and sign in

Users can create an account and sign in to your service with their email address and password.

This means you know it’s always the same person accessing the service.

You can let users create their account or sign in at:

  • the start of your service, if you need them all to have accounts
  • the point where they want to save their progress and come back later, if you want to add this option to a complex journey

Two-factor authentication

You can request that your users use two-factor authentication when they sign in to your service.

Users have two 2FA options:

  • getting text messages containing security codes sent to their UK phone number
  • using security codes generated by an authenticator app

Users can manage their data in their GOV.UK account

Users will know the account as their ‘GOV.UK account’. Once they’ve created it, they can navigate to an ‘account home’ section where they can change their:

  • email address
  • password
  • phone number

Password reset

Users can reset their password via an email link if they forget it.

Journey also available in Welsh

At the start of their journey, users can choose to view it in English or Welsh.


You can follow our documentation to:

  • understand the OpenID Connect (OIDC) authentication protocol we’re using
  • see how user data is shared
  • integrate GOV.UK One Login with your service in a test environment

Support for your users

Support for your users is available during office hours via a support form. We aim to reply within 2 working days.

Support for your service

Support for your service is available during office hours via a support form and Slack channel. We aim to reply within 2 working days.

If you go live with GOV.UK One Login, our technical team is available 24/7 for urgent incidents.

Future features

See our roadmap for features that we’re working on now, and in future.