The Single sign-on universal login security debate


The more apps and websites we register with, the more usernames and passwords we need to remember. You might end up managing hundreds which as you know means you have to find somewhere to store them as well as avoiding using the same password for more than one website. Your digital identity is your offline identity too. So how could you go about reducing this number while at the same time increasing the security? OneID is one company I’ve been researching recently. They provide a Single-Sign-On (SSO) service and form filler. The SSO component is loosely based on the OpenID Foundation open authentication standard. OneID’s architecture is actually very simple. You verify your digital identity with a password via an active device and a control device i.e. browser, app or physical device. The active physical device in this example would be the PC. Read more...

April 20, 2012
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