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Delegated Authentication Helps Speed the Shift to Passwordless Future
In a world where online commerce continues its inexorable rise, authentication and transaction processes have become more critical than ever.
Delegated authentication has the potential to revolutionize the way we prove ourselves online. However, there are several challenges that need to be addressed before an optimal, online commerce future can be realized.
According to Jonathan Van der Merwe, group lead product manager at Entersekt, one of the biggest stumbling blocks toward a passwordless future is the technological and behavioral hesitations that come with it.
Diverse Ecosystem, Several Stakeholders
“To get adoption of a new technology or even a new workflow, using the same technology sets but in different ways, is quite difficult because you need to have the orchestration work across all of these various ecosystem players,” he explained.
Van der Merwe suggests that moving away from static passwords toward one-time passwords (OTPs), in-app authentication and fast identity online (FIDO) is the way forward.