Identity Access Management Innovation Takes the Magic Out of Authentication Automation

1Q 2018 | IN-5040
Imagine getting to the airport for an international flight and boarding the plane without having to show your passport or boarding pass. Creating such a solution is one of the line items on the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s (CBP) five-year plan, and advances in biometric authentication are believed to be the key ingredient. But if the idea is to replace every part of the process where a paper ID, ticket, or tracking number would normally be fashioned, there also needs to be a database to authenticate front-end user inputs. This is one of the reasons why international rather than domestic air travel is first on the docket; there is not a central repository for state-issued IDs.

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