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FIDO Alliance

The FIDO Alliance is an industry consortium launched in February 2013 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication devices and the problems users face creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. Nok Nok Labs, PayPal and Lenovo were among the founders.

FIDO Alliance also offers the Biometric Component Certification Program – the first such program for the industry at large. The program utilizes accredited independent labs to certify that biometric subcomponents meet globally recognized performance standards for biometric recognition performance and Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) and are fit for commercial use.

FIDO Alliance Biometrics News


FIDO trying to guide US government toward robust ID program

The FIDO Alliance has published a guide for the U.S. government in implementing a better, more robust identity program for…

Nov 17, 2023

Reports show modest passkey uptake as new products launch 

Reports show findings on the prospect of passkey uptake for businesses, while Bitwarden password manager and Google’s new Titan Security…

Oct 23, 2023

Measuring IDV performances at Authenticate

For relying parties deciding on an identity verification (IDV) vendor, what are the key metrics to look at to understand…

Oct 19, 2023

Authenticate conference wraps with binding digital ID, wallets and FIDO wins

The final day of the 2023 Authenticate conference hosted discussions on the digital wallet ecosystem, the Accountable Digital Identity Association…

Oct 19, 2023

FIDO Alliance survey shows biometrics as the preferred consumer log-in method

Biometrics are the preferred method of authentication for respondents from every country to a FIDO Alliance survey, but old-school passwords…

Oct 18, 2023

Industry, govt work to align FIDO and NIST authentication standards

On day two of the 2023 Authenticate conference focused on user authentication, five prominent cybersecurity professionals convened on a panel…

Oct 17, 2023

FIDO showcases new certifications for remote IDV and bias at Authenticate 2023

At the 2023 Authenticate conference in Carlsbad, California, a trio of speakers from the FIDO Alliance reflected on the current…

Oct 16, 2023

The authentication sector is betting on passkeys, but passwords refuse to go away

The results of the 2023 Workforce Authentication Report are out, and show employers eager to move beyond passwords and embrace…

Aug 31, 2023

Worldline gets FIDO-certified, VinCSS makes deal to boost passwordless authentication

Digital payments provider Worldline has announced that its Trusted Authentication server is officially certified by FIDO Alliance. The new certification…

Aug 30, 2023

X and LinkedIn prepare for passkeys adoption as MFA providers release new tools

X, formerly known as Twitter, and LinkedIn are taking steps to support passkeys according to The Tape Drive‘s findings in…

Aug 15, 2023

OwnID certified for FIDO2 to boost passwordless online authentication

OwnID, a company specializing in passwordless identity verification, has achieved FIDO2 certification, emphasizing its commitment to industry standards and secure…

Jul 19, 2023

TikTok passkeys rollout snubs US, feds seek commercial phishing options

TikTok has had its share of security concerns, but this week it launched passkeys on iOS devices, allowing users to…

Jun 28, 2023

Passkeys advance with FIDO Alliance Guidelines, $3.5M for 0pass

In an eventful week for the prospects of widespread passkey adoption, the FIDO Alliance has published new guidelines for enterprises,…

Jun 19, 2023

FIDO Alliance gets ITU approval for two specifications in passwordless authentication

The International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) has recognized two of the FIDO Alliance’s remote authentication specifications – FIDO…

Jun 2, 2023

Nok Nok’s customer expansion continues, spurred by Fido Alliance’s new passkey guidelines

Passwordless authentication firm and co-founder of the Fido Alliance Nok Nok Labs has announced a Year-on-Year (YoY) increase of over…

May 16, 2023

Consumers ready for passwordless technology and prefer biometrics; FIDO Alliance report

FIDO Alliance has published a report examining how the behavior, patterns and adoption of authentication technologies reflect the consumers’ readiness…

May 3, 2023

Google introduces passkey sign-in with farewell note to passwords

As of May 3, 2023, Google users can opt to secure their accounts using passkeys rather than passwords, according to…

Apr 25, 2023

FIDO Alliance paper positions protocol for EU Digital Identity Wallet authentications

The EU Digital Identity Wallet represents a significant growth opportunity for FIDO authentication, according to a new white paper from…

Mar 31, 2023

Web payment security group agrees to 2 more years

An industry agreement first signed in 2019 to encourage collaboration on developing better e-commerce check-outs has been renewed. The signers…

Mar 31, 2023

FIDO passkey adoption surging in APAC with 2 big announcements

Yahoo! JAPAN has announced that it will be one of the first companies to support passkeys from Apple and Google…

FIDO Alliance Industry Insights


Leverage passwordless authentication for better experiences and security

This a guest post by Ben Goodman, SVP of Global Business and Corporate Development at ForgeRock The average consumer has…

FIDO2 makes the Internet more secure, but not everyone is convinced

Biometrics Explainers by FIDO Alliance


Explainer: Multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a layer of security that ensures a person provides two or more pieces of information to…

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