Accelerate development

Mobile Connect is the mobile operator facilitated authentication, authorisation and identity solution that provides simple, secure and convenient access to online services.

Developers within operators and service providers will be able to harness the technology to improve customer experiences and introduce new services. While it opens up a world of opportunity to other developers to enhance applications and build new working relationships within operators and service providers. Having the right tools to enable seamless integration and speed time to market is key. The Mobile Connect developer portal makes it easy for developers to access the technical understanding and tools they need to incorporate it into their applications.


A global solution

Mobile Connect is being adopted around the world with key markets embracing the opportunity in different ways and establishing new levels of cooperation between operators.

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Improving user experience

With Mobile Connect, there's no need for users to remember a password, they simply respond to a prompt on their phone. This means more people successfully accessing the services they want at the first attempt, leading to fewer abandoned transactions and more repeat business.


Mobile Connect Solutions


Simple and globally ubiquitous log-in mechanism with option to include a PIN where a higher level of assurance is needed.



Allows service providers to obtain authorisation from a user based on context directly from their mobile phone.



Provides user-identity data in a consensual manner so service providers can fulfil digital services and prevent fraudulent transactions.


The right tools


Mobile Connect currently uses two APIs: the Discovery API and the Mobile Connect API.


OpenID Connect

OpenID Connect is a RESTful API. It's been adopted by Mobile Connect as the base protocol and framework because of its openness and robustness.



A number of platform-specific SDKs are available to integrate Mobile Connect into your applications and services. All SDKs are open source and royalty free.

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Mobile Connect in action

The applications for Mobile Connect are many and varied, with solution for a wide range of sectors including government, retail, travel and banking. Take a look at some examples


Privacy and protection

Users have the right to expect good privacy and security practices from all those who design and operate digital identity services.

The Mobile Connect Privacy Principles have been created by the GSMA and Regulatory Officers representing GSMA members. Everyone within the ecosystem must abide by the them.


Get started

Visit the Developer Portal and follow these five steps to implementation:


Register as a Mobile Connect developer


Learn how to make Mobile Connect API calls; integrate your application


Get credential for our sandbox (testing) and for production


Sign the Marketing License agreement to get brand assets


Go live with your application (share your production credentials for operator provisioning)

Latest news

Mobile Connect at Mobile World Congress 2017

  Mobile Connect will be present at this year’s Mobile World Congress 2017  – the world’s biggest mobile event.  The digital identity solution will be featured in a series of seminars, speeches and of course, demonstrations in the GSMA Innovation City. Mobile World Congress 2017 will take place at the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona,  February 27 – … Continued

Household Credit Sharing App the Victor at Visa Hackathon

  Dubai—When asked to imagine a thriving industry in the Middle East, most of us will immediately think of oil. But in recent years, the region’s economy has diversified, breathing new life into its tech sector. It was a fitting location then for Visa’s Digital Payments Hackathon on November 25th – 26th, an event which … Continued

Convergence of Digital Identity Policies Will Enable Next Generation Services

    Marta Ienco, Head of the Government & Regulatory affairs, Personal Data   That the future of public services is digital is becoming increasingly apparent in Europe and internationally. Italy, for example, has launched its nationwide Public System for Digital Identity Management, or SPID, which facilitates faccess to e-government and public services by citizens … Continued