Identity management platform ID.me has landed a new client this week. Veterans for Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) can now offer its members a more streamlined and secure online experience with ID.me’s single-sign on capabilities.
After VFW members sign up for an account at ID.me, the Virginia-based company issues them a single username and password. Members use these credentials to log in to the VFW Online Membership System, access VA benefits on Vets.gov, and gain access to military discounts from 200+ retailers.
This is a sizable win for ID.me, whose founder and CEO Blake Hall is a third generation soldier, former Army Ranger, and graduate of West Point. With this new client, the company has access to VFW’s 1.7 million members, all of whom stand to benefit from a simplified sign in process and secure way to prove their veteran status. The announcement of this client comes just a month after the company teamed with General Motors to support its military discount program.
“Trying to remember the login information for several different online accounts is difficult, and further, verifying your identity online can be a cumbersome process,” said VFW National Commander Keith Harman. “So we’re glad to be able to provide our members with a simple solution.”
At FinovateSpring 2017, Hall showcased how ID.me streamlines account opening, regulatory compliance, and customer support for banks and fintechs using identity that is accredited by the federal government. Last month ID.me surpassed 5 million users and in October, the company partnered with Finovate alum ThreatMetrix to deliver ID verification for government and commercial digital services. The company has raised a total of $45.8 million.