Authentication is the practice of verifying the identity of a user. Authentication is performed to verify that a user is who they claim to be. When a user gets verified, the user is granted access. This way, authentication guarantees the safety of a network and the data of an entire organisation.
It is recommended to use at least two different authentication methods while logging to systems. Activating multi-authentication where possible will improve your credential security dramatically. Authenticators are great way to serve this purpose as they are reliable and easy to use.
Multi-factor Authentication is a method where more than one type of evidence is required to grant user access to a system. The most common 3 factors are:
Something the user knows (knowledge)
Something the user has (possession)
Something the user is (inherence)
The authenticator is one of the methods that verifies a user’s identity on digital platforms. Users authenticate a system or an application by proving their control of an authenticator. The app generates time-based one-time passcodes. When the time expires, the generated passcode can no longer be used, instead a new passcode is generated.
Authenticators are mainly used for supporting multi-factor and multi-step authentication to provide advanced security for accessing systems and applications. Most authenticators are activated by either PIN or biometric.
Here are some examples of authenticator apps. Each day, there are new platforms. Discover them to find the best fit for you.
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