(Adaptive) Authentication without Passwords

  • TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Thursday, May 17, 2018 TIME: 12:00-13:00


Most businesses today still think Inside-Out when it comes to authentication and to enabling access. While this might work with the employees, because they must do what the employer wants, it is not a good idea when dealing with customers and consumers.

Today, people expect a smooth, convenient access. They don’t want to be pushed into complex and cumbersome registration processes. They don’t want to rely on username & password anymore. They don’t want to use inconvenient ways for strong authentication. They just want to use their device of choice, whatever it might be – or any other approach which is convenient for them.

Thinking Outside-In means starting with what the user wants, and delivering the perfect experience to him. One of the essential building-blocks in doing so it Adaptive Authentication, which supports different ways for authentication and thus delivers the flexibility the users want. In this session, John Tolbert will give advice on how to implement an Outside-In approach without lacking security. As part of the sessions, he will look at the leading vendors for both Adaptive Authentication and cloud-based MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication), based on the brand new KuppingerCole Leadership Compass documents for these market segments.


John Tolbert is Lead Analyst at KuppingerCole. Also, John is a contributing member of the OASIS XACML TC, initiating the Data Loss Prevention - Network Access Control, Export Control – US, and Intellectual Property Control profiles. He was named a 2014 OASIS Distinguished...

If you ask almost anyone you meet if they have too many passwords, if they have trouble remembering their passwords, or if they are reusing the same passwords in multiple places, you’re likely to get an ear-full. People intuitively know that there has to be something better than having to have a password for everything they do!

The good news is that passwords are being used for fewer and fewer identity interactions. They are being replaced by biometrics (sign into your phone, your PC, or your bank with your face or fingerprint), local PINs (prove it’s you to your device and it does the rest), and federation (sign in with Facebook, Google, Microsoft, etc.). This presentation will examine the progress we’ve made, the standards and devices making it possible, and stimulate a discussion on what’s left to do to deprecate the password.

Key Takeaways

  • There are good alternatives to passwords in use today.
  • Passwords are being used for fewer and fewer identity interactions.
  • Devices are increasingly enabling authentication without passwords.
  • New standards are enabling cross-platform password-less authentication.
  • The days of having to use passwords for everything you do are numbered.



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