Open-source FIDO Server to Enable Passwordless Authentication

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FIDO successfully protects against phishing, session hijacking, man-in-the-middle and malware attacks, claims StrongKey

StrongKey, the leading provider of cryptographic key management solutions, has announced the availability of a free, open-source FIDO server, which will enable developers to easily integrate passwordless authentication into their web applications.

StrongKey’s FIDO server features the latest FIDO2 standard and delivers secure, public key cryptography-based authentication to enable a future where passwords are replaced with biometrics.

Cybersecurity and regulations pertaining to user privacy is increasingly becoming complex. StrongKey’s open-source FIDO server will help meet regulations by removing passwords and password storage, thus enabling application creators and software companies to protect user data for compliance.

FIDO successfully protects against phishing, session hijacking, man-in-the-middle and malware attacks, the California-based company claimed.

The reason behind open sourcing  the software

Arshad Noor, CTO, StrongKey, said, “Removing passwords has become a critical necessity in light of today’s cyberthreat environment. Since FIDO represents the industry’s best path towards finally removing the long-standing problem with shared secrets, we’ve decided to contribute our FIDO server to the open-source community for the betterment of everyone.”

Alissa Knight, senior analyst, cybersecurity practice, Aite Group, added, “By using FIDO2 protocols, which are quickly becoming the industry standard, companies can offer customers the latest and strongest multifactor authentication possible. The availability of free, open-source, community-supported, standards-compliant FIDO2 server software makes it easy to integrate data security and privacy into existing or new authentication systems.”

The open-source FIDO server is available on Github. This project is currently licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License v2.1.

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