cidaas Authenticator- Configuration
cidaas Authenticator is a mobile application developed by Widas Concepts that implements two-step verification.
Please find below the 2 Step verification methods that can be performed using your mobile devices or smart watches
||Identity verification using the advanced biometric method, where the user's face is uniquely identified. For more information refer Face Recognition Configuration.|
||Unique characteristics of a person’s voice is used for identity verification.
For more information refer Touch-ID Recognition Configuration.
||Another biometric procedure to verify the identity of a user, that is based on his fingerprint. For more information refer Voice Recognition Configuration|
Identity verification that needs the user to confirm his chosen pattern, like the commonly used mobile lock-pattern.
For more information refer Pattern Recognition Configuration
||Technique that uses the Push notification feature of a mobile device and needs the user to choose the right code. For more information refer Smart Push Recognition Configuration|
||TOTP stands for Time-based One-time Password - is a temporary passcode (six or eight digit), generated by an algorithm, used for authenticating users based on time and device. For more information refer TOTP Verification Configuration.|
||cidaas supports the Google Authenticator App, that works on the same principle as cidaas Authenticator App. So, users who already have it can continue using the same. For more information refer Google Authenticator|
How it Works
Typically, a user installs the Authenticator app on a smartphone. Upon login to a site or service that uses two-factor authentication, the user provides his user name and password on the site and runs the Authenticator app.
cidaas Authenticator is available as a free download on the Play-Store or App-Store.
The app requests the identification info from the user which is verified with the pre-configured data to authenticate the user’s identity. The identification could be done using any of these methods - TOTP, Pattern Recognition, Face Recognition, Touch-Id Recognition, and Smart Push Notification.
For this to work, a pre-configuration operation must be performed ahead of time: the site provides a shared secret key (QR code) to the user over a secure channel, to be stored in the Authenticator app. This secret key will be used for all future logins to the site.
Cidaas Authenticator App Using Wear Watch (Beta)
Cidaas Authenticator App now supports notifications and approval/cancellation of a 2-FA authorization notifications (TOTP/Voice) on your Apple watches or smart watches connected to iOS/Android phones. Once the watch is paired with the phone via Bluetooth, while trying to login to a cidaas powered application, if MFA/2-FA is triggered based on already configured MFA methods, the corresponding notifications will now be received and can be viewed and acted upon using the watch. This experience will help to approve/decline authentication requests on your watch without having to use your phone.