An Identity Management System (IDMS) streamlines airport credentialing processes, improves compliance and enhances system interactions. Implementing and maintaining an IDMS can be costly, requiring careful planning and consideration.
The National Safe Skies Alliance recently came out with an extensive report that provides airports with guidance on IDMS implementation, based on real-world experiences. Key considerations include evaluating the need for an IDMS, allocating resources for procurement and implementation, adapting credentialing processes, providing long-term support, and minimizing customization to reduce risk and cost.
They concluded the report with major security trends they recommend looking out for, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), self-service capabilities and cloud-based solutions. By implementing smart technology, airports can significantly improve their credentialing procedures, reduce administrative burdens and create a runway to greater security system performance.