StrongKey has made it even easier for web developers to meet the FIDO2 certification standard. The digital security company has announced that it will be making its FIDO server available as a free, open-source platform in an effort to accelerate the transition to a password-free society.
“Removing passwords has become a critical necessity in today’s cyberthreat environment,” said StrongKey CTO Arshad Noor, explaining that passwords are the most common source of data breaches. “We’ve decided to contribute our FIDO server to the open-source community for the betterment of everyone. We invite developers to participate so organizations can leave passwords behind.”
According to StrongKey, the open-source server was designed to make biometric authentication more accessible and more feasible, especially for smaller companies that may not have the resources to build secure authentication systems of their own. The solution is particularly well-suited for web developers and startups looking to minimize their password vulnerability and give customers the ability to use biometric authentication to access their accounts.
The FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 certification standard represents an ongoing effort to bring uniform biometric authentication practices to a number of different platforms, including apps, web browsers, websites, and mobile devices. In conjunction with the recent Android certification, StrongKey’s announcement is another step forward that will help to increase the number of people with access to secure, password-free solutions.