White House finalizes online identity strategy | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
As part of the strategy, individuals would be able to voluntarily obtain a secure credential – such as a piece of software on their smartphone, or a smart card or a token that generates a one-time password – from their choice of public and private sector identity providers. This credential would be used for online authentication when banking, accessing electronic health records, sending email and making online purchases.
Since users would be able to choose from a variety of credential providers, there would be no single, centralized database of user information, the White House said in a news release Friday.