CUNA Implements OneID for Simple, Secure Login on CUNA.org

10/03/2013
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Ben Fishel – CUNA Communications; (202) 824-6294; bfishel@cuna.coop
Amy Nigrelli – CUNA Marketing; (608) 231-4246; anigrelli@cuna.coop

MADISON, Wis. (10/03/2013) - Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced today 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 frustration points with users,” commented CUNA Vice President of Information Tom Nohelty. “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, then follow the simple directions to set up an account, then register each of their devices. Once validated, login names and passwords will no longer be required for CUNA.org. Users will simply 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, founder and CTO of OneID. “As we continue our efforts in the credit union marketplace, our presence on CUNA.org is the perfect showcase for how OneID streamlines log-in from any device.”

OneID provides its users with a digital identity service beyond CUNA.org. With OneID, users can log in and more wherever OneID is accepted – all without the need for usernames and passwords. Additionally, by downloading the QuickFill browser extension, OneID users can avoid the hassle of form-filling on any site on the web.

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About CUNA

With its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) serves America's 6,900 state and federally chartered credit unions, which are owned by more than 96 million consumer members. Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives providing affordable financial services to people from all walks of life. For more information about CUNA, visit www.cuna.org or follow @CUNA on Twitter. For more information about credit unions, visit www.aSmarterChoice.org and follow @asmarterchoice on Twitter.

About OneID

OneID is the first digital identity provider to eliminate the need for usernames, passwords and site-specific accounts, making the online experience simpler and more secure. OneID enables online transactions without typing by instantly recognizing individuals through their unique digital identity. OneID combines advanced, military-grade cryptography and a distributed cloud architecture to authenticate users through registered devices, like computers and smartphones. For businesses, OneID reduces fraud and eliminates the costs and risks associated with managing and securing customer accounts and data. Based in Redwood City, California, OneID was created by search engine Infoseek founder Steve Kirsch and is backed by Khosla Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information or to create your OneID, visit http://www.oneid.com.

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