The Victorian government recognises the benefits associated with mandating a whole of government approach to the availability of Victorian government data for the public good.
We're implementing open data access throughout the Victorian public service. This means making suitable Victorian government datasets available to the public, easy to find and easy to use.
Publish your data
You must have a data publisher account to publish data for your government organisation on DataVic.
If you already have one, sign-in to get started.
If you have never published data before, here’s how to get started.
- what standards you have to meet (privacy, security and information management)
- how the DataVic website works
- making sure your data complies to our metadata standards
- getting approval
- tools and information to help guide you.
Agencies planning to share data through DataVic should ensure their content meets the minimum metadata standards of the Victorian Government metadata schema:
Single Sign On
The VPS Data Directory has added a new Single Sign-On (SSO) option for access, providing you with a seamless, secure and faster login process. This is being delivered through Okta, a sign-on application that authenticates approved users via their Microsoft credentials.
What do I need to do?
To move to SSO, you need to select ‘Access VPS Data Directory using Single Sign-On’ upon opening the VPS Data Directory.
The first time you use SSO, you may see a pop-up requesting permission to access your profile. Please select ‘Accept’ to allow Okta to verify you as VPS using your name and email address. Once you have selected SSO, you must continue to use it to access your VPS Data Directory account.
You may continue to see Okta appear each time you sign in to the VPS Data Directory as it re-validates your credentials.
Why is the application ‘unverified’?
The VPS Data Directory is for internal VPS use only. That is why the Okta application is not published on a verified app store, such as the Microsoft Store.
Is my VPS organisation allowed?
The new SSO accepts most VPS organisations. Some organisations may have added security that blocks this connection to the Microsoft account. Please use your existing login if you are part of VicPolice, Worksafe or Major Transport Infrastructure Authority.
If you are from another organisation and encounter any blocking from your VPS organisation, please contact us.
Where can I get support?
Reviewed 31 January 2023