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Passwordless Authentication

Experience passwordless login and security. Enjoy hassle-free access and robust protection. Safeguard your accounts with our cutting-edge passwordless authentication solution.

  Verify a user's identity without a password, using authentication tokens

  Simplified login process, zero risk of account lockouts due to forgotten passwords

  Phishing attacks can be significantly reduced if passwords are no longer required

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What Is Passwordless Authentication?

Passwordless authentication is a method of verifying a user's identity without requiring a password. In the context of password-based authentication method, the password provided by the user is compared to the stored password in the database. Further, instead of asking for passwords, passwordless authentication offers a much more secure alternative such as using biometrics like fingerprint/retina scan, emails, push notifications and OTPs, etc. Alternatively for enhanced security and access, authentication tokens can be sent to a user's registered device or login can be based on Certificate-Based Authentication, Domain Kerberos Tokens, or through passkey authentication.

Passwordless Authentication is commonly utilized in combination with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions. This integration aims to enhance user experience, strengthen security, and reduce operational expenses and complexities for IT operations. The goal is to provide a more secure, user-friendly authentication experience while eliminating the risks associated with traditional password-based authentication.

"Traditional password-based authentication methods are known for their weak security, inconvenient user experience, and high maintenance costs, making them an outdated solution for modern security needs."

Why Passwordless Authentication Matters?

Passwordless authentication is necessary because traditional password-based systems are vulnerable to attacks such as phishing, brute-force attacks, and theft. Passwordless authentication eliminates these vulnerabilities by using more secure and reliable authentication factors such as one-time passcodes, cryptographic keys and biometrics. This not only enhances security but also improves user experience by eliminating the need to remember complex passwords. You can provide a seamless login experience on your customer facing apps by authenticating customer identities without impeding your users with remembering passwords each time they try to access their accounts and services on your app. Overall, passwordless authentication is a necessary solution for improving security and usability in today's digital age.

Eliminate Password Vulnerabilities & Simplify User Login Experience

Improved Security

Nullify the risk of password-based attacks like password guessing, phishing, credential stuffing, and brute-force attacks.

Enhanced User Experience

No need to remember and enter passwords every time users have to access a system, thus reducing the friction associated with password-based authentication.

Reduced Overhead Cost

Eliminate the need to manage passwords and reset them. Since, managing account resets, lockout and security-related issues is a resource-intensive task for organizations.

Increase Conversion Rates

Increases user engagement and conversion rates through secure methods like biometrics, push notifications, client certificate authentication, PKI authentication, & device-generated tokens.

Passwordless methods supported by miniOrange

SMS, phone call back, e-mail

miniOrange provides a variety of authentication options, including Multi-Factor Authentication methods like SMS or phone callback, along with email verification. SMS or phone callback involves receiving a text message or phone call on the user's mobile phone to validate their identity, while email verification sends login links and password keys to the registered email address for validation. Both methods offer an additional layer of security for user account access.

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Secure Login Choices: miniOrange MFA

miniOrange offers various options for multi-factor authentication, including external authentication apps like OTP over email, Google and Microsoft Authenticator, which generate Time-based OTP Tokens (TOTP) for secure login. Additionally, miniOrange offers its own authenticator app, which allows users to receive login information through soft tokens, push notifications, or QR codes, adding an extra layer of security to user account access.

MFA Solutions

PassKey Authentication

Users are provided a One-Time PassKey, enabling passwordless login. This method not only enhances security by confirming the domain during login but also offers a convenient and efficient access experience. By eliminating traditional passwords, it reduces vulnerabilities and streamlines the authentication process, benefiting both users and security measures.

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Client Certificate-based Authentication

Utilizes client certificates to authenticate users without passwords. End-user devices are verified by presenting a digital certificate that can be verified by a server. Networks and other resources are commonly accessed this way. This ensures the right device has the right access to the right resource.

Enhanced Security with Hardware Token and Biometric Verification in Multi-Factor Authentication

miniOrange offers multiple methods for multi-factor authentication, including hardware token verification, which involves inserting a physical USB token into a computer to generate the required information, and biometric verification, which allows for passwordless authentication using unique physical traits such as fingerprints or facial recognition to verify a user's identity. These methods add an extra layer of security for user account access.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

How Does Passwordless Authentication Work?

Passwordless authentication replaces passwords and MFA with safer and less complex authentication factors. Two examples of passwordless authentication are Passkey Authentication and Certificate-Based Authentication, which eliminate the need for passwords. Biometric authentication is another type of passwordless authentication that compares a user's unique physical characteristics for identification purposes. Alternatively, some systems send a one-time passcode to the user's mobile device as a means of authentication.

MFA vs Passwordless Authentication

Passwordless authentication is a technique that replaces passwords with a more secure authentication factor. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) takes this a step further by requiring multiple authentication factors to verify a user's identity. An MFA system may use fingerprint scanning as the primary factor and SMS OTPs as the secondary. Passwordless authentication is sometimes confused with MFA, and the terms are used interchangeably. This is because traditional password-based login systems often incorporate passwordless techniques as a secondary factor.

Can I use passwordless authentication for all my accounts?

The availability of passwordless authentication depends on the specific systems and applications you are using. While many platforms now support passwordless options, it's best to check with the service provider or application developer to determine if this feature is available.

Is passwordless authentication suitable for all users?

Passwordless authentication can benefit a wide range of users, but it may not be suitable for every situation. Factors like user preference, device compatibility, and the sensitivity of the information being accessed should be considered when implementing passwordless authentication.

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