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Biometric Authentication

Leverage device-native biometric authentication powered by WebAuthn to verify end users and provide a secure, passwordless login experience.

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WebAuthn Made Easy

WebAuthn is the W3C and Fido Alliance standard that allows desktop and mobile browsers to authenticate users with built-in device biometrics or physical hardware keys.

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Passwords aren’t great for security. They’re complex, and they can be forgotten, reused, and compromised. However, passwords are still used often as the only source of customer authentication. WebAuthn biometrics add secure user authentication method to protect your application from malicious threats. 

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User Experience

Another forgotten password leads to password reset emails and texts, authenticator applications, and complex MFA steps. And by the end, your end user is frustrated at the steps, despite them being secure requirements for your application.  WebAuthn device biometrics improve the end user's experience, allowing them to use their face or fingerprint for authentication.

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Device Native Authentication

FusionAuth prompts the user to log in with the same device-native authentication that they use to unlock their devices. And if using device biometrics isn’t possible, you can use other passwordless options like email magic links.

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Add Reauthentication for Extra Security

Rather than relying on one authentication event to protect your most sensitive data and processes, FusionAuth allows you to require additional authentication (such as biometric) as users return to your application.

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Let Your Users Choose the MFA that Works for Them

Your users have diverse needs, and not everyone wants to use the same authentication methods. FusionAuth supports a range of authentication methods so your users can choose the MFA that best suits their needs: Biometric, SMS, email, or another method that works for them.