FIDO Alliance Jumpstart

Join SurePassID and the FIDO Alliance in deploying simple, strong, passwordless, transparent multi-factor authentication to increase consumer convenience and end cyber fraud

The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance was formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication devices and eliminate the problems created by the reliance on usernames and passwords. SurePassID was one of the earliest members and helped define the initial FIDO specification released in February 2014.

FIDO Alliance Mission Statement

The Mission of the FIDO Alliance is to change the nature of online authentication by:

  • Developing technical specifications that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce the reliance on passwords to authenticate users.
  • Operating industry programs to help ensure successful worldwide adoption of the specifications.
  • Submitting mature technical specification(s) to recognized standards development organization(s) for formal standardization.

Since its public launch in February 2013, the FIDO Alliance has grown from 6 founding members to nearly 100 members consisting of some of the most significant players in technology, e-commerce, IT security and financial services. Current members include Google, PayPal, MasterCard, Microsoft, Lenovo, BlackBerry, RSA, Salesforce.com and many others.

The FIDO Alliance is changing the nature of authentication by developing specifications that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of protocols and mechanisms that supplant reliance on passwords to securely authenticate users of online services. This new standard for security devices and browser plugins allows any website or cloud application to interface with a broad variety of existing and future FIDO-enabled devices that the user has for online security.

FIDO specifications currently support a wide range of authentication technologies and will soon support the full range, including biometrics such as fingerprint and iris scanners, voice and facial recognition, as well as further enable existing solutions and communications standards such as Trusted Platform Modules (TPM), USB Security Tokens, embedded Secure Elements (eSE), Smart Cards, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and Near Field Communication (NFC). The open specifications are designed to be extensible and to accommodate future innovation, as well as protect existing investments.

SurePassID encourages every partner and customer to review the FIDO 1.0 standard and FIDO’s objectives. For more information on the activities of the FIDO Alliance, please visit www.fidoalliance.org.

FIDO is a trademark of the FIDO Alliance.

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