Date adopted: 
August 15, 2020
Last update: 
February 10, 2022

This section has guidance on the technical pieces of the government's digital services and websites.


There are security, privacy, usability and accessibility issues associated with Captchas.

Code review and deployment

How the government's code review and deployment process works, best practices, and how to make a merge request.

Common platform components

Using the government's approved common platform components to build user-centered government services and websites.

Get a domain name

Instructions on how to get, renew, and transfer a domain name.

Report a bug or request an improvement

How to report a bug or request an improvement to a digital service or website.

Service maturity assessments

Guidance to help teams about to go through or who are going through a service maturity assessment.

Technical and legal assessments

Details about some of the technical and legal assessments you may need to complete before launching a service or website to the public.