September 6, 2018

FIDO Certification Programs: Introducing New Biometric Component Certification, Authenticator Levels and Certified Companies

The FIDO Alliance has several exciting announcements about our certification programs today: the new Biometrics Component Certification Program, the expansion of our Authenticator Certification Levels and the latest round of FIDO® Certified products.

Industry’s First Biometric Component Certification Program

Earlier today we announced the industry’s first biometric certification program. The new Biometric Component Certification Program utilizes independent labs to certify that biometric subcomponents meet globally recognized performance standards for reliable identification and are fit for commercial use.

We anticipate that achieving certification will save vendors a substantial amount of time and money in bringing new biometric systems to market, and will give their customers confidence in the reliability of these solutions.

Read the full news announcement about the Biometric Component Certification Program at http://fidoalliance.org/fido-alliance-launches-biometrics-certification-program/ and find out what you need to get started at http://fidoalliance.org/biometric-component-certification-program.

Introducing FIDO Certified L3 and L3+ Authenticators

Last March, we announced the Authenticator Certification Program, which introduces security requirements for authenticators going through FIDO Certification, with two levels: Level 1 (L1) Authenticator and FIDO Certified Level 2 (L2) Authenticator. Today we are expanding the program by launching Level 3 (L3) and Level 3+ (L3+) testing and certification.

Authenticator Certification L3 evaluates FIDO Authenticator protection against enhanced-basic effort software and hardware attacks. Authenticator Certification L3+ evaluates FIDO Authenticator protection against moderate or high-effort software and hardware attacks.

To achieve L3 and L3+ certification, authenticators that include biometrics must also pass the Biometric Component Certification Program. For more information on L3 visit http://fidoalliance.org/certification/authenticator-level-3/, and L3+ visit http://fidoalliance.org/certification/authenticator-level-3-plus/.

Newly Certified Products

In addition to today’s developments, several companies have been certified under the FIDO Functional and L1/L2 programs. Newly certified companies include Aware, Inc. and Transmit Security. Note that the FIDO Alliance recently completed our first FIDO2 interoperability testing event, meaning that we’ll soon be announcing the first FIDO2 Certified solutions.

Want to learn more about our certification programs? Attend our webinar, “FIDO Certified Program Updates: Biometrics, Authenticator Levels and FIDO2,” on Monday, September 12, 2018 at 10am PT/1pm ET.

MORE Announcements


ICYMI: FIDO Alliance Off to Landmark Start to 2019

by Andrew Shikiar, Chief Marketing Officer, FIDO Alliance It’s been...

March 14, 2019

FIDO Alliance Wins SC Media’s 2019 Editor’s Choice Award

Our time at RSAC 2019 was especially rewarding this year...

March 9, 2019

W3C and FIDO Alliance Finalize Web Standard for Secure, Passwordless Logins

Major browsers and platforms have built-in support for new web...

March 4, 2019

With Progress Comes Change for FIDO Alliance in 2019

In our almost seven years as an organization, the FIDO...

February 27, 2019
Download Specs