The mission of the FIDO Alliance is to change the nature of online authentication by:
Developing technical specifications that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce the reliance on passwords to authenticate users.
Operating industry programs to help ensure successful worldwide adoption of the Specifications.
Submitting mature technical Specification(s) to recognized standards development organization(s) for formal standardization.
Development and deployment of FIDO Authentication solutions bring myriad benefits to IT vendors, enterprises, service providers and the industry at large, including:
To better understand FIDO Alliance’s technical strategy, you may want to start with the specifications overview.
The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization nominally formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication devices as well as the problems users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. The FIDO Alliance is changing the nature of authentication by developing specifications that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that supplant reliance on passwords to securely authenticate users of online services. This new standard for security devices and browser plugins allows any website or cloud application to interface with a broad variety of existing and future FIDO Certified devices that users can leverage for enhanced online security.