FIDO2 is an authentication standard hosted by FIDO Alliance. This standard includes the Web Authentication ("WebAuthn") API, which is a specification written by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and FIDO, with participation from additional third parties. The WebAuthn API is backward compatible with Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) keys.
Centrify leverages the WebAuthn API to enable passwordless authentication to the Privileged Access Service using either on-device or external authenticators. On-device authenticators are biometric authenticators integrated into the device hardware. Popular examples are Mac Touch ID, Windows Hello, and fingerprint scanners. External authenticators are security keys that you plug into the device's USB port; for example, a YubiKey.
- Log in to Admin Portal.
- Click Access > Policies.
- Select a policy set or create a new one.
Specify the users/roles to which this policy applies using the Policy Assignment options.
This configuration option is particularly important if you are creating a new policy.
Click User Security Policies > User Account Settings.
Select Yes in the Enable users to register FIDO2 Authenticators drop-down box.
- Choose Yes or No in the Require users to setup FIDO2 Authenticator on login drop-down.
Enter a name in the FIDO2 Security Key Display Name field.
This name should be recognizable by your users.
(Optional) Select an authentication profile to require users to provide additional authentication before they can activate and modify the FIDO2 Authenticator in the Admin Portal.
See Creating authentication profiles for information about authentication profiles.
- Click Save.
Users can now log in to Admin Portal and activate their FIDO2 authenticator(s). You can direct users to Using FIDO2 Authenticators for activation instructions.