Passwordless (FIDO2) Part 1 — What is FIDO2?

Yu Phoebe
Yu Phoebe
Oct 10, 2019 · 2 min read
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Background

Recently I heard about FIDO2, a passwordless web authentication method. As a UX Designer, I am curious to understand more about Passwordless ( FIDO2) in the following areas:

  1. What is FIDO2?

Password

  • According to FIDO alliance each users have more than 90 online accounts.

FIDO2

FIDO2 authenticators = Passwordless way to access the account on website browsers

FIDO2 is a passwordless web authentication method which aims to provide a simpler and stronger authentication option for the users. Users can access their accounts with browsers using biometrics, security key (U2F) and more.

“Protects against phishing, man-in-the-middle and attacks using stolen credentials.”

How it works?

  • Set up FIDO2 ( If the user didn’t set it up previously)
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Passwordless experience (UAF standards)

Why is FIDO2 more secure?

  • According to fido alliance “FIDO2 cryptographic login credentials are unique across every website, never leave the user’s device and are never stored on a server. This security model eliminates the risks of phishing, all forms of password theft and replay attacks.”

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Yu Phoebe

Written by

Yu Phoebe

Product UX Designer@XD Labo | UX Testing community @ TestlaHK Organiser

Enyk Security

We help organizations of all sizes to achieve data security with encryption and access management technology

Yu Phoebe

Written by

Yu Phoebe

Product UX Designer@XD Labo | UX Testing community @ TestlaHK Organiser

Enyk Security

We help organizations of all sizes to achieve data security with encryption and access management technology

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