FIDO2 Authentication: The Industry’s Answer to the Password Problem
The FIDO Alliance developed FIDO Authentication standards based on public key cryptography for authentication that is more secure than passwords and SMS OTPs, simpler for consumers to use, and easier for service providers to deploy and manage. FIDO Authentication enables password-only logins to be replaced with secure and fast login experiences across websites and apps.
SecureAuth: Member of the FIDO Alliance and FIDO2 Certified
SecureAuth is proud to be a FIDO alliance member as well as having its product platform FIDO2 certified. We are honored to be part of the FIDO Alliance that has more than 250 company members, including Aetna, Amazon, Bank of America, Google, Samsung, and Visa.
What is FIDO2?
FIDO2 enables users to leverage common devices to easily authenticate to online services in both mobile and desktop environments.
The FIDO2 specifications are the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Authentication (WebAuthn) specification and FIDO Alliance’s corresponding Client-to-Authenticator Protocol (CTAP).
Learn how FIDO2 and WebAuthn support web authentication.
Benefits of FIDO2 Authentication
For implementing authentication beyond a password, companies have been faced with an entire stack of proprietary clients and protocols. FIDO changes this by standardizing the client and protocol layers. This ignites a thriving ecosystem of client authentication methods such as biometrics, PINs and second factors that can be used with a variety of online services in an interoperable manner.
FIDO2 cryptographic login credentials are unique across every website, never leave the user’s device and are never stored on a server. This security model eliminates the risks of phishing, all forms of password theft and replay attacks.
Users unlock cryptographic login credentials with simple built-in methods such as fingerprint readers or cameras on their devices, or by leveraging easy-to-use FIDO security keys. Consumers can select the device that best fits their needs.
Because FIDO cryptographic keys are unique for each internet site, they cannot be used to track users across sites. Plus, biometric data, when used, never leaves the user’s device.
FIDO2 Cost Savings
Deployment of FIDO2 Authentication solutions bring a myriad of cost benefits to you, including: interoperability and security across your supply chain, standards-based approach for future-proofing your authentication investment, and removal of password resets, device provisioning, and customer support calls.
Read more about the cost savings on the FIDO Alliance page.