MADISON, Wis. (10/2/13)--The Credit Union National Association announced Tuesday the implementation of OneID, a digital identity provider that delivers a secure, simple way for users to log into CUNA.org--eliminating the need for usernames and passwords.
OneID is a CUNA Strategic Services alliance provider.
"Passwords and login can be a frustration point with users," said Tom Nohelty, CUNA vice president of information technology. "CUNA was looking to improve our user experience while maintaining security. By working with OneID we are able to deliver both."
To set up a OneID, users can click on the login button on the CUNA.org home page, then follow the directions to set up an account. Once validated, login names and passwords will no longer be required each time a user accesses CUNA.org. Users will click or tap to immediately access their account, and with stronger security than the traditional username and password system can offer.
"CUNA had many of the same requests that we hear from its member credit unions: Help me offer the most convenient experience for my users while strengthening my protection against today's sophisticated threats," said Steve Kirsch, OneID founder and chief technology officer. "As we roll out with credit unions across the country, our presence on CUNA.org is the perfect showcase for how OneID streamlines login from any device."
OneID provides its users with a digital identity service beyond CUNA.org. With OneID, users can log in wherever OneID is accepted--all without the need for usernames and passwords. By downloading the QuickFill browser extension, OneID users can avoid the hassle of form-filling on any site on the Web.