The web has become an important part of our lives. We use the web to find and share information, to communicate and buy stuff. We are spiders stuck in the World Wide Web. The web lives, every day new sites, services and opportunities emerge. The constant expansion and change also brings challenges and makes it hard to remember who you really are.
How many faces, or in other words usernames and passwords, do you have? I’m pretty sure they are quite a few and are hard to manage. Some of the usernames you could choose yourself while others are provided to you. The passwords all have different rules and you probably have heaps of difficulties to remember them all. This is a common challenge of the web and a solution is complex. There is a standard with OpenID, but adoption is slow and it takes time.
Wouldn’t it be nice if:
1. You identify and authenticate yourself at the portal of your accountant and with a single click you can log into Exact Online without having to enter your credentials again.
2. You could choose your own username and password for the Exact Customer and Partner portals
3. Keep your Exact logon credentials when you change your job from one Exact Partner to another or from a partner to a customer etc.
We will make this all happen for you. Exact Research has been working on an Exact ID that will facilitate the above scenarios and a lot more. In the future we will support OpenID, Microsoft Live ID, Google Account, etc. to authenticate yourself for any of the Exact web applications. This is a major step towards a uniform and transparent web, but dealing with user credentials require extreme care and for this reason we take a very small steps towards the implementation.
Keep a close look at this blog and the portals for more upcoming information.