What you need to know
- Santa Clara University now supports ACCESS ID cards in the Wallet app.
- That means people can use iPhones and Apple Watches instead of physical cards.
- This is available to both faculty and students.
Students and faculty members at Santa Clara University can now use their Apple Watch and iPhone in lieu of their physical ACCESS ID card, it has confirmed. Users simply add their ACCESS ID card to the Wallet app on an iPhone and authenticate via an associated app.
Users of the new tech will be able to check out books from the library, attend events, and more all without needing to carry their ACCESS ID card with them.
Santa Clara University students, faculty and staff can now add their ACCESS student ID card to Apple Wallet, and use their iPhone and Apple Watch to access buildings, attend athletic events, purchase meals, check out books from the library and more.
For a technologically savvy generation of students, setting up ACCESS student ID on iPhone and Apple Watch is easy. Students download Transact's eAccounts app, authenticate with their university credentials and then add their SCU mobile ACCESS card to their Apple Wallet.
While there are undoubtedly ease-of-use benefits here by removing the need to carry a card around, security is also improved, too. Students often lose cards, and that can lead to potential security issues. Not so with a card added to the Wallet app, and everything's backed by two-factor authentication as well.
Santa Clara's ACCESS student ID in Apple Wallet is not only convenient, it also provides an extra level of security. In the past, students would regularly return to SCU's ACCESS office to replace lost or stolen ID cards. Now, students no longer have to worry about misplacing their physical card. School credentials are also protected by two-factor authentication.
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