FIDO specifications aim to define frameworks for authentication online from PCs and mobile devices. There are two sets of FIDO specifications: UAF (Universal Authentication Framework) for passwordless authentication, and U2F (Universal 2nd Factor) for second-factor authentication. Aware’s FIDO® Suite products are certified compliant with the FIDO specifications for UAF. They include three categories of products: FIDO Server, FIDO Client, and FIDO Authenticators.
UAF enables a user to login to a website using biometrics or other means instead of a password. FIDO specifications ensure that private identity information including biometrics is always captured, verified and retained on the user’s device and never sent remotely up to a server. FIDO also offers plugability, by modularizing the architectural into various components, each with standardized interfaces that facilitate interoperability.
FIDO® is a trademark (registered in numerous countries) of FIDO Alliance, Inc.