GSA plots single sign-in
What: Expanding Connect.Gov
Why: Navigating the Internet using a tangle of username-password combinations can tax even the sharpest memory. One solution is to use a single trusted identification credential, like a Google or Facebook account, to access a variety of sites. The federal government is taking that approach in its Connect.Gov service, run by the General Services Administration. Formerly known as the Federal Cloud Credential Exchange, Connect.Gov is working toward creating a system in which users can access government websites and services using an existing credential.
If it works, ordinary users of government services will be able to access federal websites using a single login, one that is more secure than a simple username-password because credential owners can lock down access in a variety of ways, such as two-factor authentication using a mobile phone, or a set of encryption keys known only to the user.
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