Passwordless MFA

Enterprise-ready FIDO2 passwordless authentication that is easy for users and secure for IT teams so you can safeguard your business while unlocking growth.

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Integrates easily with existing tech stack

Beyond Identity supports all major SSOs and open standards for rapid deployment, ingests risk signals from endpoint security tools to allow robust policy configuration, and integrates with SIEMs to simplify audit and compliance reporting.

Passwordless is not created equal

Passwords are easily compromised, putting company data and resources at risk
One-time codes are phishable, costly at scale, and drive users out of your application context.
Push notifications are phishable and require application download adding to user friction.
Social logins are inappropriate for workforce authentication. For customers, they create account linking issues and pose privacy concerns.

FIDO2 Passwordless with Beyond Identity


Eliminate credential attacks with single-device passkeys

Replace passwords with Universal Passkeys. Unique to Beyond Identity Universal Passkeys, we provide cross-platform compatibility while ensuring that private keys cannot be moved out of the secure enclave of a user’s authorized device.

This ensures a consistent, frictionless user experience while providing the strong assurances of user and device identity necessary for enterprise use cases.


All authentications are strong MFA by default

MFA is only as strong as its weakest factor and phishable factors are easily hacked. Beyond Identity only uses phishing-resistant factors to ensure high assurance in user identity and device security for every authentication:

  • Local biometrics or PIN
  • Device-bound passkeys
  • Device security posture checks

Improve productivity and user onboarding

Help your workforce access resources they need to do work quickly. Help your users convert faster at registration and login.

With no second device, one-time codes, or push notifications needed, users can quickly access the applications they need without jumping through authentication hoops.

reduces help desk calls

Reduce help desk calls from password resets

Users no longer have to meet complex password requirements, change them every 60 days, or contact the help desk to resolve password lockouts and reset issues.

Removing password frustrations improves productivity for the entire workforce—IT teams, non-IT employees, contractors, and partners.


Simple to deploy and manage

Beyond Identity deploys within minutes with support for integrations with all major SSOs and open standards such as SAML, SCIM, OIDC, OAuth 2.0. There is no extensive IT or engineering lift involved.

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Future-proof authentication for zero trust

Passwordless is the start of the journey to zero trust authentication given that weak factors are fundamentally incompatible with the zero trust primitive of “never trust, always verify.”

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How to get started

Day one:
  1. Integrate with your SSO. We have integrations with all major SSOs and support OIDC and SAML. 
  2. Sync your directories using SCIM or API connectors.
  3. Configure your SSO to delegate authentication to Beyond Identity. 
Day 2-30:
  1. Refine fine-grained risk-based access policies to align with your security and compliance requirements.
  2. Test with a small group
  3. Complete roll out in a timeframe that works for your business and users

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Beyond Identity’s Universal Passkey Architecture Explained

Beyond Identity’s Universal Passkey Architecture Explained

The Future is Passwordless. If You Do It Right.

The Future is Passwordless. If You Do It Right.


Frequently Asked Questions

MFA requires more than one factor to authenticate a user. First generation MFA typically uses a password and layers on a one-time password, push notification, or magic link. This leaves the password in place, which is the biggest cause of fraud and breaches. The additional factors are also insecure as they are phishable and easily bypassed at scale.

Passwordless authentication refers to any authentication method that does not involve a password. It is not necessarily multi-factor. For example, if a service authenticates with only a magic link sent to the user's associated email, that magic link is the only factor used.

Beyond Identity's passwordless authentication is multi-factor and only uses phishing-resistant factors. We can completely replace passwords with asymmetric key pairs and local device biometrics to authenticate users strongly. It is also an improved user experience since there's no typing, copying codes, clicking links, or second devices involved.

While there are a variety of passwordless authentication methods, they are not created equal in terms of usability or security. For Beyond Identity, instead of a password users are authenticated with a public-private key pair (Universal Passkey) and their local device biometric or PIN.

For workforce authentication, organizations delegate authentication to Beyond Identity from their SSO to enable passwordless authentication. For customer authentication, organizations can integrate with Beyond Identity SDKs and APIs to deliver passwordless authentication natively within their web and mobile applications.

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Beyond Identity is FIDO certified and compliant with NIST 800-63 AAL3 when deployed as a component within a AAL3 compliant ecosystem.

Beyond Identity's Universal Passkeys are device-bound credentials that provides security beyond a character requirement for password complexity and isn’t a “commonly used, expected, or compromised” value. No hints, security questions, nor password resets are needed as the credential is tied to the device and user, and logging in is as simple as a click.

Additionally, Beyond Identity's continuous risk-based authentication enables MFA that is compliant with zero trust initiatives to deliver the highest assurance of user identity and device security.

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