Learn about how passwordless authentication reduces friction for users.
Your enterprise is more than likely taking advantage of using multi-factor authentication (MFA). This enables step-up authentication by providing a second factor with authentication. The second factors have multiple methods an administrator can configure, which include but are not limited to:
- Authenticator applications
- One-time passcodes (OTPs)
- Hard tokens
When using PingID, you might have a similar experience using first and second factors together as shown in the following image.
The goal is to reduce passwords and to evolve the experience into a frictionless experience, as seen in the following image showing the passwordless experience using Touch ID.
The number of steps for a passwordless experience decreases compared to the MFA experience:
- Reduce footprint:
- Single sign-on (SSO) and MFA
- Authentication authority
- Risk signals
- Reduce friction:
- First factor FIDO
- Continuous AuthN
- Zero login
You can balance security and experience by managing risk.
- Passwordless has many different definitions, depending on who you ask.
- Passwordless boils down to either reducing passwords or eliminating them altogether.
- People agree that, when done right, passwordless offers a better experience and better security compared to traditional sign-on experiences.