How We Secure: Authentication Methods

Fast IDentity Online (FIDO)

SurePassID Universal MFA is a certified universal server for FIDO UAF, U2F, and FIDO2 authentication.

SurePassID Universal MFA is a FIDO Certified Universal Server

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.

SurePassID Universal MFA supports FIDO U2F multi-factor authentication

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.

SurePassID Universal MFA supports FIDO UAF multi-factor authentication

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.

SurePassID Universal MFA supports FIDO2 multi-factor authentication

FIDO2 – User chooses a biometric or FIDO Security Key authentication method and uses it to authenticate to any FIDO2-enabled website or app.

Advantages

Disadvantages

  • 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
  • Added cost, if issuing FIDO Secret Keys (USB tokens, cards, etc.)
  • Can be lost, if issuing FIDO Secret Keys (USB tokens, cards, etc.) or using a FIDO mobile app on an issued phone or BYOD
  • FIDO USB hardware tokens can cause undue wear on USB ports

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