The Apple Wallet digital identity may create a federated ID situation like other providers
Identity federation (federated ID) is the process by which a third party handles the responsibility for personal online authentication. Federated ID third parties tend to be online or social media giants like Facebook, Google, or Amazon. Apple fits right in with this group.
The main federated ID security concern revolves around who owns the data. Typically, the identity provider (IDP) owns the personal data of people who use their system.
This means how the IDP processes, stores, protects, and shares this information directly impacts consumer security and privacy. Plus, the IDP database is now an attractive target for hackers.
This is really what’s at risk when digital identification rights have been given to a third party. It’s not in the best interests of your members when a federated ID provider like Apple owns their private personal information. It’s much better when you offer them MemberPass, the in-house option.