This past weekend, America celebrated its most cherished holiday: Independence Day. However, in the world of online identity, we remain dependent on user IDs and passwords to access online services. While advances in biometrics and other forms of authentication are promising, the password is here to stay for the foreseeable future. So until we declare password independence, we must learn how to manage our online credentials to avoid the dreaded “too many passwords” headache.

The credentials for those online services we access every day, like social media and online banking accounts, are easy to remember because we access them so frequently. On the other hand, credentials for services we access sporadically like government services (i.e. taxes, RMV, etc.) can be difficult to remember. Needless to say, it’s easy to understand why so many of us suffer from password headaches–especially since the average consumer has more than 130 user IDs and passwords.

People are making strides to address this issue by using their trusted online banking credentials to access those services not utilized frequently and alleviating the stress of having to remember yet another user ID and password.

Millions of Canadians are doing this via SecureKey’s Concierge service which enables them to use their banking credentials to securely and easily access online government services. This not only eliminates consumer frustration, it gives them the peace of mind that their passwords and personal information (name, date of birth, etc.) are not shared or exchanged. SecureKey Concierge is as simple it sounds, but to learn more on how SecureKey Concierge works, check out our video! And don’t worry, SecureKey is working towards liberating us all from the password headaches and declaring complete independence.