Hongkong Post iAM Smart-Cert
The Government has launched the "iAM Smart" platform to provide a digital identity to all Hong Kong residents free of charge, which enables them to use a single digital identity and authentication to conduct government and commercial transactions online. For details, please refer to iAM Smart website of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer.
Hongkong Post iAM Smart-Certs are designated for the Subscribers who are holders of "iAM Smart" accounts to conduct digital signing with legal backing under the Electronic Transactions Ordinance.
iAM Smart-Certs that are issued to Subscribers for free with one-year validity period will be under the custody of the "iAM Smart" system.
An iAM Smart-Cert contains the following information of the Subscriber:
- Subscriber’s name as it appears on the applicant’s Hong Kong identity card;
- The Subscriber’s Hong Kong identity card number in an encrypted form;
- Subscriber Reference Number (SRN) generated by the Hongkong Post CA system
Reliance Limit of Hongkong iAM Smart-Cert
The "Reliance Limit" as defined under the Electronic Transactions Ordinance in respect of one iAM Smart-Cert is HK$200,000.
The "Reliance Limit" as defined under the Electronic Transactions Ordinance in respect of one iAM Smart-Cert (Minor) issued to a person under 18 is HK$0.
Certification Practice Statement
To know more about our practices in issuing the iAM Smart-Cert, please refer to the Certification Practice Statement (CPS) for iAM Smart-Cert.