Feitian solution supports Fido2 for Windows
16 July 2019 12:59 GMT

Feitian has said it provides the first authentication system to provide FIDO2 fingerprint biometric solutions for Microsoft personal account and Microsoft Azure AD to eliminate passwords.

Constructed during FEITIAN's ongoing FIDO protocol product development in collaboration with Microsoft, multiple FIDO2 fingerprint biometric passwordless security keys are now available for enterprise, government, healthcare, educational, and individual user applications. The FEITIAN BioPass and AllInPass FIDO2 Security keys allow users to carry their credentials with them and safely sign into Microsoft personal account and Microsoft Azure Active Directory services without a username and password. Users just plug their Fingerprint Biometric Security Key into their computer and gain access when they verify the previously enrolled fingerprint.

The three new FEITIAN fingerprint biometric security key form factors provide multiple connection options. The BioPass K26 uses USB-C. The BioPass K27 uses USB-A, and the newly released K33 AllinPass uses BLE, NFC, or a cabled USB-C connection. The FEITIAN fingerprint biometric Security Keys can also deliver PIV, OTP, and GIDS with options for multiple interfaces, price points, and fingerprint biometrics as needed. The FEITIAN biometric Security Keys are unique because they also allow for added security options of Three Factor Authentication (3FA) with the key (possessed factor), Fingerprint Biometric (inherent factor), and PIN (known factor).

 
Azure AD and the Microsoft Account play the part of a WebAuthn Relying Party. Microsoft Edge is a WebAuthn Client. Windows 10 is in the role of the platform hosting the Win32 Platform. Windows 10 supports the FIDO2 protocol at a platform level for both Windows Sign In and WebAuthN. The K33 is the roaming authenticator which has USB, BLE and NFC interfaces. With a fingerprint sensor, FEITIAN's security key is offering a convenient and ultimately a more secure password-less experience.

"The addition of the newest FEITIAN Security Key formfactor, AllinPass K33, is a valued addition to the existing FEITIAN FIDO U2F and FIDO2 Passwordless product line," said FEITIAN Technologies Vice President and General Manager of International Business Tibi Zhang. "We are proud to be working in conjunction with Microsoft. We have worked closely with the FIDO Alliance by strictly adhering to their industry-established technology standards for strong, phishing-resistant authentication on the web that promises better security and a better user experience with our broader choice of Authenticators for everyone."

"Microsoft has been on a mission to eliminate passwords and help people protect their data and accounts from threats," said Alex Simons, Corporate Vice President of Program Management, Microsoft Identity Division. "We are pleased to see companies like FEITIAN support that goal by integrating their solutions with Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Account (Outlook, Hotmail), and Windows 10."

FEITIAN continues to work with Microsoft to ensure biometric keys work with then newest advancements with the Windows and Azure Active Directory. The FEITIAN security keys offers many advantages over passwords including lower IT management costs, better productivity, improved security, and unprecedented privacy for both employees and employers at enterprise businesses, educational campuses, healthcare facilities, and government applications.