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FIDO Means Fast IDentity Online

FIDO is what’s called a “standard.” Like WiFi, or Bluetooth. It is built into your web browser, operating systems like Windows and Mac, and your devices, including your smartphone, desktop or laptop computer, tablet, or smartwatch. FIDO makes logging in to your online accounts much easier, while keeping your login info safe from hackers and trackers.

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How FIDO Works

FIDO lets you use whatever technology you use to unlock your device, or a FIDO security key, to login!

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You'll be prompted by your operating system to use FIDO Device Unlock, the same method you use to unlock your device (like a fingerprint, face scan, or PIN) or a FIDO Security Key:

Now you’re registered to login with FIDO! Not sure if you’re set up for FIDO Device Unlock or FIDO Security Keys? Check out the FAQ to get started.

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Support for FIDO is widespread and growing fast!

Wondering whether your device or service uses FIDO? Look for these symbols. When in doubt, tell your service providers you want FIDO!

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FIDO is a new technology that lets you sign in to any website that supports it -- securely and without relying on a password. FIDO is what’s called a "standard." Like WiFi, or Bluetooth. It works on any web browser and on devices we use every day, including your smartphone, desktop or laptop computer, pad, or smartwatch.
FIDO Device Unlock allows you to use the same technology you use to unlock your device -- like a face scan, fingerprint or PIN -- to log in to websites in a safe and private manner. This may be Windows Hello face, fingerprint or PIN; Mac TouchID; Android Fingerprint; or iOS FaceID or TouchID. All of these operating systems have FIDO built in for safe and private logins.
FIDO security keys are small, portable high-security devices that connect to a phone or computer via USB, Bluetooth or NFC. Simply touching this device during sign-in protects accounts from a targeted attack 100% of the time. Many services, including Twitter and Facebook, now offer the option to enable FIDO security keys for mobile and desktop access.

You'll need to set this up within your operating system.

On PCs, you’ll need Windows 10 and to set up Windows Hello. On your Windows 10 PC, go to systems settings/sign in options. Here you’ll see options to enroll face, fingerprint, PIN and security key. Simply follow the instructions to set up your method and you’ll be good to go!


On your Mac, On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Touch ID. Click “Add Fingerprint,” enter your password, then follow the onscreen instructions. You can add up to three fingerprints to your user account (your Mac can store up to five fingerprints total).


On Android, Tap the Settings icon on your Android device and tap Lock screen and security. Scroll down and tap Screen lock type. Add your fingerprint — follow the instructions on your screen and go through the wizard. You'll be prompted to lift and rest your finger on the home button several times.


On iPhone, set up FaceID or TouchID

That’s right! FIDO is built into the operating system to ensure simple, secure and private logins.

When a website or app is powered with FIDO, you use your everyday device to log in with a simple action. You can use biometrics on your PC or smartphone, like a face scan or a fingerprint reader. Or you can use a security key or PIN number. Then you’re good to go! When you browse your way to any website that supports FIDO technology, you simply log in with that easy action. You’re logged in ... without a password!

FIDO is a very secure way to log in, because none of your login information is being transmitted over the internet.


The secret is something called public key cryptography, technology keeps login information securely on your device. Nowhere else. The website knows for sure that it is YOU logging in, not a cybercriminal, and only to the correct website. Think of it as a virtual lock and key. A FIDO-secured website has a special lock; your device has the special key that unlocks it.

FIDO is a form of two-factor or multi-factor authentication, but way easier. You don’t have to enter a little code from one device to another.
Support for FIDO is widespread and growing fast. If you’re wondering if your device or service uses FIDO, look for the FIDO marks or the phrase "powered by FIDO". When in doubt, ask your service providers and tell them you’d like them to support FIDO logins.
FIDO standards come from an organization called the FIDO Alliance, a non-profit industry association. The FIDO Alliance’s sole mission is to reduce the world’s reliance on passwords with simpler, stronger authentication. FIDO Alliance’s 250+ members include many of the technology, financial services and e-commerce brands you know and trust. Visit fidoalliance.org for more information.
If you want to try logging in with FIDO today, some web services you can try include: Gmail, Windows account, Mint, eBay and Login.gov.
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