ID/Dataweb adds Kaje Picture Password to AXN Identity Platform

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – After one year of testing and evaluation, ID/Dataweb has added the Kaje ™ “Picture Passwords for the Web” service by Bright Plaza, Inc., to its National Institute of Standards (NIST) NSTIC pilot program to test innovative solutions for a seamless, more secure online identity system for the web. ID/Dataweb will incorporate the Kaje service as a standard feature of its Attribute Exchange Network (AXN) open standards platform.

The AXN network helps to enhance the protection of Internet users from identity theft and cybercrime. It simplifies online identity verification and increases online trust by verifying identity attributes to validate businesses and consumers. The consumer is not charged to participate; online enterprises pay less and, attribute providers and identity providers generate new sources of revenue.

Kaje uniquely provides a Picture Password service for any Web site on the Internet. Picture passwords have many advantages for enhancing security and ease of use, as NIST recognized in 2003 ( NIST publication 7030 ). Just as Microsoft also recognized these advantages by incorporating Picture Passwords in Windows 8+ logons, Kaje Picture Password for Web logons provides any Web site with the ability to offer a Microsoft-compatible picture password as an optional alternative to the usual text password.

David Coxe, President of ID/Dataweb, noted, “We believe that Kaje will make life easier for website users as well as our enterprise customers. It is a natural additional feature that makes the web easier to use and supports our goals of seamless, secure access. Since Kaje never knows the user’s identity, and the website never knows the password, it provides another level of protection for enterprises against impacts from a data breech.”

Gary Bickford of Bright Plaza remarked, “Kaje is pronounced just like the word ‘cagey’ which means ‘crafty or shrewd’. Users like picture passwords. To get started, the user uploads or selects a picture, and creates a set of actions to do on the picture such drawing lines. Then to log in, the user repeats those actions, and Kaje recognizes whether the same actions were performed and returns a ‘yes/no’ answer to the website. People are better at remembering these simple actions than complex and unpronounceable character strings. By using their own pictures they assure familiarity as well as security.”

Bright Plaza has not only insured the security of Picture Passwords using all modern web browsers, but the same Picture Password that works on a laptop, works on any modern smart phone or pad. Personal information privacy is uniquely assured by separating knowledge of the user which is known by the Web Site from the Password that is anonymously known by the Kaje server. Anybody can try the real Kaje system by just typing in his web browser.

About Bright Plaza:
Bright Plaza, Inc., established in 1982, has been at the forefront of many leading edge computing and Internet technologies including machine vision, Internet systems, and online security. Its principals have been awarded numerous patents, including self-encrypting hard drives and the technology underlying the Kaje service. Kaje™ Picture Passwords on the Web provides a more secure, easier to use alternative to text passwords for website users and improves the security model for business websites. For more information, visit Kaje at

About ID/DataWeb:
ID/DataWeb (IDW) uses standards-based personal security and proven identity verification processes combined with a unique business model to create an identity ecosystem that improves online trust and supports revenue growth across ecosystem constituents. The company’s Attribute Exchange Network (AXN) is an online Internet-scale gateway for Relying Parties (RPs) to efficiently and affordably access user-asserted, permissioned and verified online identity credentials and attributes from third-party providers (Attribute Providers (APs) and/or Identity Providers (IdPs). The IDW AXN business model stimulates market participation through a mechanism for efficiently servicing and monetizing existing and new business online markets that are currently under-served by the online identity