FIDO Server

KZero Staff
Oct 22, 2023

A FIDO Server is a component of the FIDO authentication ecosystem that manages the authentication process and interacts with FIDO-compliant clients (devices) and authentication methods. It plays a crucial role in verifying the user’s identity and granting access to protected resources.

Main Functions of a FIDO Server

  • User Registration: The FIDO Server registers users by creating and storing their biometric templates or cryptographic keys during the initial setup.
  • Authentication: During authentication attempts, the FIDO Server challenges the user to provide authentication data, which is then verified against the stored templates or keys.
  • Communication: The server communicates with FIDO-compliant clients and relays authentication requests and responses.
  • Security: It ensures the secure exchange of authentication data and protects sensitive information.
  • User Management: The FIDO Server manages user accounts, permissions, and authentication policies.

How are FIDO Servers Deployed?

FIDO Servers are typically deployed by organizations, service providers, or cloud platforms to enhance the security of user authentication. They are compatible with various FIDO-compliant clients and authentication methods, creating a standardized and interoperable authentication ecosystem.

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