FIDO Authentication

The FIDO Alliance is involved in three areas to work towards achieving its mission to reduce the world’s reliance on passwords to better secure the web: user authentication; identity verification and binding; and the Internet of Things (IoT). The work areas address essential aspects of the digital identity lifecycle management including identity verification for initial account onboarding and account recovery, and user and device authentication.

FIDO Authentication
Passwords endure despite the growing consensus their use needs to be reduced, if not replaced. But even though effective PKI and strong authentication solutions have existed for years, barriers to widespread adoption persist. Consumers don’t like the user experience, and online service providers don’t want the cost and complexity of developing and provisioning their own dedicated solutions.

The industry’s answer to the password problem
The FIDO Alliance developed FIDO Authentication standards based on public key cryptography for authentication that is more secure than passwords and SMS OTPs, simpler for consumers to use, and easier for service providers to deploy and manage. FIDO Authentication enables password-only logins to be replaced with secure and fast login experiences across websites and apps.

Learn more about FIDO Authentication
Get the high-level overview of FIDO with what is FIDO?
Learn more about how FIDO Authentication works
Read an overview of the FIDO Authentication specifications
Find out more details on the FIDO Alliance’s latest user authentication specifications, FIDO2: WebAuthn & CTAP
Want to get FIDO Certified? Start with the certification overview
Want to get involved? Join the FIDO Alliance!