U.S. Digital Registry

What is the U.S. Digital Registry?

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Notice: As of April 19, 2018, all entries that have not been updated by agencies since January 1, 2017 have been archived. Archived accounts will not appear in the public facing list and API of official, active accounts. This was done to help ensure that users can trust that accounts listed in the U.S. Digital Registry as official are still active.

Federal agencies are directed to update these account by OMB Memo M-17-06, “Policies for Federal Agency Public Websites and Digital Services,” which states “To help confirm the validity of official U.S. Government digital platforms, within 60 days of the publication date of this Memorandum, agencies must register their public-facing digital services such as social media, collaboration accounts, mobile apps and mobile websites, with the U.S. Digital Registry at: http://www.digitalgov.gov/services/u-s-digital-registry/.”

If your federal agency account has been archived but is still active, you can easily log-in and update these accounts to make them active again. In the meantime, GSA will continue to help agencies fulfill this need by providing support and guidance.

Whether for access to emergency, financial or education public services, users need to trust they are engaging with official U.S. government digital accounts.

To help prevent exploitation from unofficial sources, phishing scams, or malicious entities, the U.S. Digital Registry serves as a crowdsource resource for agencies, citizens, and developers to confirm the official status of social media and public-facing collaboration accounts, mobile apps, and mobile websites. The accounts in the registry are independently updated by federal managers across the government who maintain individual agency accounts.

How to Access the U.S. Digital Registry

Register and Manage Accounts

Accessing the U.S. Digital Registry requires an OMB Max ID, which is available to federal government employees and contractors with a valid .gov, .mil, or .fed.us email address. Register for an OMB Max ID if you need one.

Browse and Export the U.S. Digital Registry

Please browse or export data on accounts currently authenticated by federal agencies using the U.S. Digital Registry by:

  • Federal Agency
  • English or Spanish language
  • Platform, such a Github, Facebook and Yelp
  • Tags, as self-identified by agencies

For customer service on accounts, please contact their programs directly.

Agency Account Type Account Name Tags Last Updated
Agency Platforms Name Tags Last Updated

What's "Official"?

The U.S. Digital Registry only includes accounts that represent official U.S. government agencies, organizations, or programs — the collection grows daily. You can register accounts managed by federal agencies, heads of agencies or members of the President’s Cabinet. Do not enter personal, employee, or other types of accounts.

For Developers: Using and Improving the API

Access the U.S. Digital Registry API or its GitHub repo to test, evaluate, improve and use it.

Feedback

If you have questions, comments or ideas on how to use or improve the U.S. Digital Registry, please contact us via email.

API Documentation

The API documentation below serves as both a way to learn how to use the API, but to also test it directly in your browser. All API calls should be performed against the base url https://api.gsa.gov/systems/digital-registry/. For example: https://api.gsa.gov/systems/digital-registry/v1/social_media.json