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FIDO debuts document authenticity certification for mobile and remote ID verification

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FIDO debuts document authenticity certification for mobile and remote ID verification

The FIDO Alliance has introduced a new certification program to address the rising need for more robust and straightforward online identity verification.

The Document Authenticity (DocAuth) certificate will confirm whether a vendor’s product can determine if a government-issued ID is authentic, matches the ID’s holder and complies with the performance criteria described in the FIDO Alliance’s document authenticity requirements.

Alliance members are charged $10,000 for certification; Non-members pay $13,000.

According to the group, the DocAuth program comes at a moment of increasing demand for more robust verification to validate an individual’s identity remotely.

“Accurately verifying a user’s identity during initial account creation is a critical step in the overall integrity of the account,” says Andrew Shikiar, executive director of the FIDO Alliance. It also strengthens the security of subsequent FIDO-based sign-ins.

The group is partnering with FIDO Accredited Laboratories, which will evaluate mobile ID document verification systems’ capabilities.

In the UK, the Age Check Certification Scheme (ACCS), a FIDO-accredited laboratory, will do certification assessments. In the U.S., assessments will be done by iBeta Quality Assurance.

The certification process of a mobile document verification system. Credit: FIDO Alliance.

DocAuth gives vendors a FIDO-certified mark to show that their mobile document verification systems meet global standards.

He says that multiple organizations have already started their assessments. The first DocAuth-certified products are anticipated to in 2023.

The program comes a month after Avast joined the FIDO Alliance to collaborate on a passwordless future.

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