FIDO Alliance Update Q3 2016The FIDO Alliance is the most important Identity Management (IdM) consortium in an industry that has seen many associations over many years. Comprising e-commerce and payments super-powers, IdM vendors, most SIM suppliers, solutions providers, and many household names in consumer electronics, the FIDO Alliance is developing protocols and standards to strongly authenticate users and personal devices, and thus eliminate the scourge of passwords. 

FIDO’s success comes in part from a radically clear mission: Take the smartphones and devices most of us are intimately connected to and use their built-in cryptography to strongly authenticate users to services. With its focus, pragmatism and huge membership span, FIDO is today’s go-to authentication standards effort. 

Constellation follows the FIDO Alliance closely and produces a series of regular reports. This latest update looks at the new FIDO certification scheme, a significant mobile payments announcement, and presents a detailed breakdown of the 250-plus members. 

This report examines developments in the FIDO Alliance through the third quarter of 2016. These developments include new board members, expansion in Asia, and growth of its certification program. 

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