Authentication Methods – Fast IDentity Online (FIDO)Odin Soli2020-08-11T21:51:42+00:00
How We Secure: Authentication Methods
Fast IDentity Online (FIDO)
SurePassID Universal MFA is a certified universal server for FIDO UAF, U2F, and FIDO2 authentication.
Compliant, passwordless MFA that supports biometric authentication
Based on open standards from the FIDO Alliance, Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) UAF, U2F, and FIDO2 authentication enables password-only logins to be replaced with secure and fast login experiences across websites and apps.
Universal Second Factor (U2F) – User inserts a U2F universal serial bus (USB) token into any port. Then the user presses the U2F token button to authenticate whenever logging in to a U2F or FIDO2-enabled website or app.
Universal Authentication Framework (U2F) – User chooses a biometric authentication method for their device and uses it to authenticate whenever logging in to a UAF or FIDO2-enabled website or app.
FIDO2 – User chooses a biometric or FIDO Security Key authentication method and uses it to authenticate to any FIDO2-enabled website or app.
Eliminates the hassle of entering One Time Passwords
Users can easily self-provision
Can be free to download and use, if using a FIDO mobile app
Can leverage built-in biometric authentication on mobile devices
Almost all mobile devices now have built-in FIDO support
Enables secure recovery and reprovisioning
Open standards-based (FIDO UAF, U2F, FIDO2)
Can work offline
Extremely strong protection – FIDO authenticators are not vulnerable to interception, redirection, phishing, man-in-the-middle, session hijacking, or malware attacks