ID Badges Can Now Be Used as FIDO Security Keys
In today's digital age, ensuring a secure authentication method for workforces is crucial in organizations.
Passwords and other legacy authentication methods, like SMS, push notifications and OTPs, are vulnerable to cyber threats and easily subject to phishing attacks.
To address these challenges, organizations need a secure and phishing-resistant authentication technology that is simple to use by employees and does not affect their productivity. FIDO authentication is the answer to authentication problems. Developed by the FIDO Alliance, it is a global authentication standard based on public key cryptography, and it provides a simple user experience with phishing-resistant security. This technology enables users to sign in passwordless using FIDO security keys, also known as passkeys these days.
FIDO Security Keys (Passkeys)
FIDO security keys replace usernames and passwords and offer a secure and convenient login experience into websites, applications and computers. The common method of using this technology is to use "USB keys," which are physical hardware resembling USB flash drives. Yubikey is a well-known product of this type of key.
Choosing FIDO keys means organizations don't have to compromise between security and convenience.
ID badges are the most adopted form of authentication ID in organizations, used for employee physical access. Employees receive their ID badges on the first day of joining their companies and will learn and understand the importance of constantly carrying and care them.
ID badges with FIDO capabilities can significantly simplify the adoption of this technology. Employees do not need to carry extra new hardware. And they can enjoy a familiar "tap and login" experience rather than inserting a security key into a computer's USB port for each login.
IDmelon's Innovative Solution
IDmelon's innovative and unique platform will help organizations adopt FIDO passwordless authentication simpler and faster at a low cost. The platform offers the following key features:
- Utilize existing ID badges as a FIDO security key instead of buying new hardware with FIDO support.
- IDmelon's orchestration platform provides the unique feature to manage and automate the deployment phases.
- IDmelon's FIDO keys have unique features like activity auditability, key manageability and key usage security policy creation.
The fusion of empowering ID badges to FIDO security keys with the help of IDmelon brings forth a new era for workforce authentication possibilities, especially for organizations with shared computers.
We help organizations speed up the deployment process and increase authentication cybersecurity while also providing a simpler and more user-friendly experience for the workforce at the same time.
By embracing this innovative approach, we made passwordless authentication with passkeys an achievable technology for organizations.