Benefits of FIDO Alliance Membership
There are significant benefits to taking part in FIDO Alliance as a member, whether your company is a vendor looking to bring FIDO-based solutions to market, or if your organization is a service provider seeking to understand the most effective ways to deploy FIDO Authentication to your customers and/or employees. Benefits vary according to membership level, but core value propositions include:
Access and influence on FIDO’s specifications: By taking part in FIDO’s technical working groups, members have the ability to shape and have early visibility into FIDO’s technical output – which can help accelerate product and service development.
Establish best practices for deployment of FIDO Authentication: FIDO’s Deployment Working Groups are tasked with addressing common challenges facing enterprises and relying parties that are bringing FIDO Authentication to 3.5B+ end users around the world. Taking part in these working groups will enable your team to get peer-based feedback to aid with your own implementations, while also creating an opportunity to have your company’s vision reflected in deployment guidelines and recommendations.
Take part in global policy and market development activities: FIDO is actively working to educate and engage the global marketplace on the benefits of FIDO Authentication, including the opportunity for FIDO Certified vendors to take part in leading events at discounted rates as well as targeted FIDO seminars that reach early adopters around the world. Additionally, FIDO’s regional working groups in Europe, Japan, Korea, China, and India are driving government, policy and industry engagement at the local level — helping influence both the way that FIDO’s outputs are shaped, as well as impacting change in regional regulatory policies (such as PSD2 in Europe).
Discount on FIDO Certification: Enterprises around the world are requiring FIDO Certified solutions as part of their RFPs. FIDO members receive a discount for certification testing and trademark usage.
^ Associate dues are $2500 for organizations with 100 or fewer employees and $15,000 for organizations with 101 or more employees.
* Annual dues as of January 2016. Fee structure subject to change without prior written notice at the discretion of the FIDO Alliance.
More information on membership benefits and fees per level are detailed in the matrix below; you can also contact us to discuss further.
Membership Benefits & Dues by Level
Board membership is open by application to current Sponsor level members who have been actively participating in FIDO Working Groups for a minimum of six months.
|Eligible to serve as a Working Group Chair|
|Eligible to serve as a Working Group Vice Chair, Scribe or Editor|
|May propose the chartering of a new Working Group|
|May vote on the chartering of Working Groups|
|Sets the strategic direction of the Alliance|
|May participate in any Working Group|
|May vote in any Working Group|
|May participate & vote in Board meetings|
|May attend & participate in any Plenary meetings|
|May attend any one Plenary Meeting per calendar year|
|May participate in FIDO-sponsored events|
|Eligible to serve as a Liaison Officer|
|May contribute to specification requirements|
|May contribute to specification development|
|Eligible to be an Invited Participant in a Working Group by its Chair|
|Eligible for Certification Discounts|
|May use the “FIDO Alliance Member” trademark|
|Eligible to receive FIDO Executive quotes in your press release (subject to approval)|
|Eligible to be featured with a quote in FIDO announcements (subject to approval)|
|Priority eligibility to participate in FIDO Alliance marketing activities|
|Shall benefit from the royalty-free license IPR policy on Proposed Standard Specifications after 1/1/2020|
|Shall benefit from the non-assert IPR policy on Proposed Standard Specifications before 1/1/2020|
|May benefit from the royalty-free license IPR policy on Draft Specifications if part of the Technical Working Group|
|Shall have logo featured on FIDO Alliance website|
|Shall have logo featured in FIDO Alliance presentation materials and named in press releases|