Authenticator Certification Scenarios

This page is intended to help Authenticator Vendors understand the required pieces of Authenticator Certification and the associated FIDO Fees for different FIDO Certification scenarios.

Fees

Fee Name FIDO Member Non-Member
Functional $5,000 USD $6,500 USD
L1* Free* Free*
L2* $3,000 USD** $3,000 USD**
Derivative $500 USD $750 USD
Delta TBD TBD

* Authenticators completing L1 are required to pay the Functional Certification Fee, there is no additional fee for L1 Certification.

** L2 Introductory Fee. Valid until August 30, 2017 for two (2) implementations per company.


Certification Scenarios

# Authenticator Functional Conformance Self-Validation Testing Functional Interoperability Testing Security Evaluation FIDO Fees
1 FIDO Certified Authenticator that wants L1 Certification Required Required
(New L1 Interoperability Requirements)
Required – Security Secretariat FunctionalL1
2 FIDO Certified Authenticator that wants L2 Certification Not Required Not Required Required – Accredited Security Lab L2
3 FIDO Certified Authenticator that wants a Derivative Certification
(until November 23, 2018*)
Required Not Required (Derivative) Required – Security Secretariat Derivative
4 FIDO Certified Authenticator that wants a Derivative Certification
(after November 23, 2018*)
Required Required – Base Certification must be L1 Certified, at minimum Required – Security Secretariat Functional + L1 (for Base Certification) + Derivative
5 New Authenticator that wants L1 Certification Required Required Required – Security Secretariat Functional + L1
6 L1 Authenticator that wants a Derivative Certification Required Not Required (Derivative) Not Required Derivative
7 L1 Authenticator that wants an L2 Certification Not Required Not Required Required – Accredited Security Lab Functional +
L2
8 L1 Authenticator that wants a Delta Certification Not Required Not Required Required – Security Secretariat (Delta) Delta
9 New Authenticator that wants L2 Certification Required Required Required – Accredited Security Lab Functional L2
10 L2 Authenticator that wants a Derivative Certification Required Not Required (Derivative) Not Required Derivative
11 L2 Authenticator that wants a Delta Certification Not Required Not Required Required – Accredited Security Laboratory (Delta) Delta

* On November 23, 2018, L1 will be the minimum requirement for all FIDO Authenticators. To file for a Derivative after this date, the base Certification must be at least L1 Certified.