December 1, 2020

FIDO Alliance Wraps Inaugural Authenticate Conference After 50+ Sessions and Expo Focused on the Future of Strong Authentication

Virtual conference drew over 3,000 global registrants

December 1, 2020 – The FIDO Alliance wrapped its first public conference, Authenticate, on November 19 following six days of virtual sessions, networking and an expo hall all focused on the future of strong authentication with FIDO standards. The conference drew 3,000+ registrants seeking the education, tools and best practices to roll out modern authentication across web, enterprise and government applications.

Authenticate provided the opportunity for attendees to delve more deeply into the FIDO approach, hear from real-world implementers, and come away with everything they need to start the journey towards simpler, stronger authentication for their own brands and services. Attendees heard case studies from many companies that have or are in the midst of rolling out FIDO for consumer and enterprise applications, including Target, IBM, CVS Health, Microsoft, Intuit, Google, NTT DOCOMO and eBay. Other sessions gave both beginners and FIDO veterans content on the core aspects of FIDO’s specifications, a WebAuthn workshop for developers, deployment best practices, insights into biometric security, account recovery and more. The dynamic expo hall complemented the sessions, allowing attendees to meet the vendors providing FIDO solutions that can help them quickly get on the path to simpler, stronger authentication. 

“After years of increasingly severe data breaches and user login frustration, enterprises and consumer service providers understand that they need to end their dependence on passwords. The excitement and engagement in Authenticate showcased that organizations are ready to embrace a new way to provide secure access to online services and applications with FIDO,” said Andrew Shikiar, executive director and CMO of FIDO Alliance. 

Authenticate 2020 sessions are available on-demand, and highlights from the conference can be found on the Authenticate blog. Those interested in attending future Authenticate Summits and Conferences should sign up for updates at

About the FIDO Alliance

The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance,, was formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication technologies, and remedy the problems users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. The FIDO Alliance is changing the nature of authentication with standards for simpler, stronger authentication that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce reliance on passwords. FIDO Authentication is stronger, private, and easier to use when authenticating to online services.

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