Let’s make your ID badge smarter
ID badges are fundamental pieces within companies with numerous employees. They serve not only to identify, but often also to grant access to specific spaces, ensuring local security for visitors and employees. However, it is possible to make it even more intelligent and integrated with security solutions. Using your badge as a passkey is the smartest, most efficient and safest way to authenticate through FIDO technology, as passwords and solutions such as legacy MFA are a thing of the past, due to their high vulnerability to cyberattacks and phishing. The use of passkeys is currently the most modern and secure way to authenticate.
What are passkeys and why are they so secure?
A passkey is a new authentication technology that uses public key cryptography to allow users to log into websites and applications without having to enter a password. Instead, users authenticate themselves the same way they unlock phones and tablets: with their fingerprint, face or other biometrics, or by entering a PIN. When an end user attempts to log into the account with a passkey, the account server sends a "challenge" to the authenticator, consisting of a string of data. The authenticator uses the private key to resolve the challenge and sends the response back, a process known as "signing" the data and verifying the user's identity. Note that at no point during this process does the account server need to access the user's private key, which also means that no confidential information is transmitted. This is possible because the public key - which the server stores - is mathematically related to the private key. The server only needs the public key and signed data to verify that the private key belongs to the user.
Turning your ID badge into a passkey
When it comes to deploying passkey technology within your enterprise, look no further than IDmelon. With their expertise in the field, IDmelon has revolutionized the way organizations can use their existing ID badges as security keys. In just a few clicks, IDmelon can seamlessly integrate passkey functionality into your ID badges, empowering your employees with enhanced security and convenience.
By utilizing a reader and an individual PIN, IDmelon ensures a hassle-free experience for all users. No additional hardware or complex setup is required. With IDmelon, your ID badge transforms into a powerful security key, streamlining the authentication process across various systems, applications, and physical access points. With our expertise in passkey orchestration, implementing this solution becomes effortless. Join IDmelon today and enjoy up to 5 security keys for free, revolutionizing the way your organization approaches cyber security.