Solving the Identity Management Puzzle

As many airports are transitioning away from traditional badging systems into identity management systems (IDMS), due to their ability to improve airport security and customer service while also increasing productivity, this article takes a look at what these systems entail. IDMS are capable of systems integration with an endless number of other systems, such as live scan fingerprint systems, physical access control systems and verification systems. They are also capable of process integration, interfacing with other processes and activities typically found in a security badging office, such as vehicle permits, insurance, visitor badges, and scheduling. IDMS can also offer features not found in badging systems, such as biometric authentication, customized individual user access permissions assignment, and reporting by trusted agents. Changes must be made in terms of management and understanding of what the IDMS technology can provide. The procurement process must be assessed, and staff will need to receive additional customer service training. Stakeholders should be made a part of the process early on.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 14-16
  • Serial:
    • Airport Magazine
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0744-5326

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01519501
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 2014 9:57AM