Daon and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) announced that AAAE is the initial pilot participant to go live as part of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace initiative. Enrollment of AAAE airport executive members taking part in the Daon-led pilot has begun.
Participating AAAE members will use credentials based on Daon’s IdentityX risk-based, multi-factor, mobile authentication technology to access restricted, member-only areas of the association’s web site. They will utilize their smart phones or tablets to verify their identity each time they access the web site sections that house sensitive data. TrustX, a Daon affiliate, hosts the identity management services in the cloud.
This is the first relying party participating in a NSTIC pilot to go live. In addition to piloting the use of strong authentication credentials, Daon’s pilot focuses on the movement of relying party partners to external identity providers and trust frameworks as well as cross-sector credential interoperability. Following AAAE, other partners scheduled to go live include AARP, PayPal, Purdue University and a major bank.
With the inaugural NSTIC pilot underway, the Daon team including researchers at Purdue University, will be providing the initiative with important feedback about how identity verification via smart phone or tablet works in a real-world environment.