FIDO Authentication

A Passwordless Vision

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.

Enabling a fundamental shift to phishing-resistant authentication

From legacy, knowledge-based credentialing
To modern, possession-based credentialing
  • Stored on a server
  • KBA
  • Passwords
  • On-device (never on a server)
  • Local Biometric / PIN
  • DocAuth
  • Multi-device FIDO credentials

Download Authn Specs
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