2020-02-20T12:52:24Z

When evaluating Passwordless Authentication, what aspect do you think is the most important to look for?


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Make sure the solution you're evaluating IS indeed True Passwordless Authentication. The fact of the matter is many solutions are not legitimately passwordless, they merely provide a passwordless experience. You must be able to answer YES to all questions below in order to ascertain if the solution is truly passwordless:


1. Can I always log into my workstation and applications without typing in a password?


2. Can I log in offline without a One Time Password (OTP) or fallback password?


3. Do I need to enter an SMS 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) code at any point in time during login?


4. Can I use my smartphone as a smart card or FIDO token?


5. If I don’t have my phone, can I use an alternative passwordless authenticator such as a Yubikey or Windows Hello?

If you answer no to any of these questions, continue your search.

2020-09-10T13:55:12Z
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0. Security. Support for new/advanced authentication protocols.
1. Portability. The whole point is to have access to sensitive information universally, so broad hardware (USB-A, USB-C, Lightning) and software (many operating systems, etc.) compatibility is first priority.
2. Simple UI & easy setup. Nothing is more annoying than a confusing UI with redundancies/inefficiencies or the need to download a bunch of different 3. Thorough & precise technical documentation, as well as responsive and helpful customer support. at minimum a broad user-base to troubleshoot issues in forum discussions.

2020-03-17T02:18:26Z