Shared Workspace uses the RealMe login service. The RealMe login service is a way to use the same logon, such as a username and password to securely access government online services. This saves you from having to remember multiple logon details for different websites.
You will also be able to manage your own logon (change your password, reset your
password, view your activity, update your logon details) anytime you like
through the RealMe website at https://www.realme.govt.nz.
You can view information about the RealMe login service by visiting the
following site: https://www.realme.govt.nz.
The RealMe login service is owned and operated by the Department of Internal Affairs.
- the RealMe login service allows you to create your own username and password
- the RealMe login service gives you access to all your Shared Workspaces via one web address (https://see.govt.nz). Once logged on, a list of your Workspaces is displayed
- You can manage your RealMe login through self-service. You can change your
password and view your activity anytime you like.
You will be prompted to update your password every 12 months. You can change
it more frequently if you wish by using the "Manage my RealMe" function on the
RealMe website. You can also access this function through the menu button "Manage
my RealMe" on your Shared Workspace home page.
You can bookmark each workspace once you successfully login to the site. Alternatively, where you are a member of more than one workspace, you can choose to bookmark https://see.govt.nz.
Once you have logged on, that link will show a list of all your shared workspaces
* For enhanced security never follow a link from an email, to a secure
website, to login. The most secure way to get to a new website is by typing in
or pasting the URL in your browser and then bookmarking it for ongoing access.
For assistance with your RealMe login such as:
- getting help if you have forgotten your RealMe password or username
- managing your RealMe login
- creating an RealMe login for your Shared Workspace
you can go to the RealMe login service website for online help, or email or phone:
Phone (toll free in New Zealand): 0800 664 774
Phone - overseas: +64 9 357 4468
For assistance with Shared Workspace such as:
- Managing your Shared Workspace
- Registering an interest in setting up a new Shared Workspace
- Receiving either one of these error messages once you have logged on using your RealMe login:
Unknown RealMe login
Unauthorized Access attempt
you can email or phone:
Phone: (04) 463 1385
Hours: 9am to 5pm Mon - Fri (answer phone service after-hours)
A workspace is a secure, interactive website where members can add, update
and manage their own content. You must be an invited member in order to gain
access. Members can be from a mix of agencies, non-government people and private
The Department of Internal Affairs owns the license for the software and the
infrastructure to run the tools.
The lead agency owns (sponsors and has ongoing responsibility for) the workspace.
- Any State sector-based group
- Local Government groups
Each application to use the Shared Workspace is assessed to ensure it meets the eligibility guidelines.
The owners of the workspace approve new members to a workspace.
Annual Fees are charged to the lead agency in order to partially recover set
up, training, hosting, and maintenance costs. Members are responsible for their
own costs (telecommunication charges, email software etc).
The shared workspace infrastructure and traffic to and from the Shared
Workspace is secured for information classified as "In Confidence" and hosted at
a secure data centre in New Zealand.
No. The only requirement is a recent version of a standard web browser (and
All queries can be sent to the Shared Workspace team on:
Phone: (04) 463 1385
Hours: 9am to 5pm Mon-Fri (answer phone service after-hours)
In the first instance, please contact the administrator of your Shared