Passwords out, passkeys in
Passkeys are cryptographic credentials for authentication. Based on the authentication protocol defined by FIDO Alliance, they’re set to put an end to passwords for good. They deliver simpler and more secure authentication that’s immune both to phishing and to server data leaks. Most people don’t use them yet, but they ‘re already available on every mobile phone and computer, and it is inevitable that they will replace passwords and become the de facto authentication standard. But there are a few things financial institutions need to consider before migrating to this new technology.
In this white paper, we look at the evolution of digital banking authentication and the problem with passwords, what impact passkeys will have and what financial institutions should consider before implementing them.
Passkeys are available to meet all the requirements of financial institutions – from ‘synced passkeys’ for replacing passwords to ‘device-bound passkeys’ for SCA and regulatory compliance.
This white paper will walk you through the process of implementing them and help you to avoid any pitfalls along the route.
We hope you’ll enjoy reading this white paper. Please contact us if you want to learn more about passkeys and how your organisation can use them in the best way.
For a quick introduction to FIDO Alliance and passkeys, watch these four Q&A videos with Thales’ Pedro Martinez.
"Passkeys represent the very definition of a no-brainer: improved UX, reduced costs and enhanced security.”
What is the main challenge with digital banking authentication?
What do passkeys mean for financial institutions?
Contact us to discover more about passkeys and how your organisation can use them in the best way.