Adam Powers, Technical Director, FIDO Alliance
The ecosystem of products supporting FIDO Authentication continues to expand, with the number of FIDO® Certified devices pushing past 360. The FIDO Certified program provides assurance of compliance to FIDO standards, and has been a central component to achieving the Alliance’s vision for universal and interoperable strong authentication.
Companies with newly certified products include: HYPR Corp.; ING; kt ds; Pramati Technologies; Shenzhen National Engineering Laboratory of Digital Television Co., Ltd.; Uni-ID Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Functional certification lets organizations test and validate their FIDO implementations to prove their products conform to FIDO specifications and work with other certified products. The growth of the program since its launch just two years ago demonstrates that, globally, technology providers, service providers and enterprises not only understand the importance of certification when implementing and/or deploying FIDO authentication, but require it.
Interested in becoming FIDO Certified? The most common question we get is “What are the steps to becoming certified?” It is a very straightforward four-step process:
- Sign up for the test tools and complete Conformance Self‐Validation, where the test tools are used to validate that your implementation conforms to the FIDO specifications.
- Complete Interoperability Testing, where testing is performed at a proctored event or On-Demand to ensure that implementations are functional and compatible with other implementations.
- Complete the Certification Submission, where all the required documentation is submitted as a request for certification.
- Decide on exercising the optional Trademark Usage policy. After executing the Trademark License Agreement, implementers may use the FIDO® Certified mark and logo on their product, packaging, and marketing literature.
Check out our previous certification updates to learn more about the the value of FIDO certification and how to make the most of FIDO certification. We also are looking forward to new certification programs being developed to accommodate new specifications and maturing requirements for organizations implementing and deploying FIDO-based solutions. Look for announcements in the upcoming months.