KuppingerCole Report
Executive View
By John Tolbert

FIDO2

The FIDO™ Alliance has released new authentication specifications that enhance security and privacy, standardize the authentication experience and underlying APIs, improve the usability, and extend the FIDO paradigm to more types of devices, platforms, and environments. With the publication of FIDO2 (comprised of FIDO’s CTAP and W3C’s WebAuthn specification), FIDO has more effectively bridged the gaps between mobile devices, traditional computing devices, and web applications.

1 Introduction

Authentication is a core component of identity management. It has been a leading area of research and product development for decades, because legacy ...

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2 Standard Description

The FIDO™ (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance is a non-profit organization, launched in February 2013, to address the lack of interoperability among str ...

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3 Strengths and Challenges

The FIDO Alliance has achieved an enormous amount of progress over the last 6 years. The initial set of FIDO U2F and FIDO UAF standards created a mark ...

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