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Simplicité at the France Connect hackathon

Simplicité at the France Connect hackathon

Simplicité was present at the État Plateforme and France Connect hackathon organized by DISIC on June 18 and 19.

Presentation of France ConnectFrance Connect is part of the strategy of the “Platform State” state, which aims to simplify the relationship between users and the administration.

Concretely, France Connect allows the user to authenticate himself securely with the French administration and to authorize a third party service to use his personal data. France Connect is based on the open source OpenID Connect standard.

A simple example may be the automatic recovery of the reference income (via and/or the family quotient (via by an online service from a town hall for registering in the school canteen.

If you want to know more, you can find more information on the site dedicated to the platform state.

As the HackathonFrance Connect is currently being deployed and finalized, the hackathon was a good opportunity to test it in real life. In this context, the usable datasets were provided by OpenDataSoft.

We can say that we were not disappointed.

Overall, around thirty projects based on France Connect were presented during the hackathon. From the application for Beekeepers, to secure online payment through an information portal for the citizen...

Thomas presenting the idea carried by Simplicité

On the Simplicité side, although carrying an idea of application on the simplification of early childhood management, we finally joined forces with the Ministry of National Education, which came without a development team and carried out a project to verify diplomas in order to register for administrative competitions.

It was therefore an opportunity to show the flexibility and agility of the Simplicité platform.

The objective has been fully achieved! At the end of the 2 days:

the France Connect authentication mechanism was implemented and added as standard in the Simplicité platform the back-office for managing registrations for administrative competitions was implementedthe “users” front-office could be created via France Connect and our OpenDataSoft connector.In conclusion, 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 for users with high added value.

It is now the turn of the administrations to continue to make their data available to enable the realization of all these ideas.

Simplicité is part of this framework by already being France Connect Ready!