Coupled with recent OpenID Connect certification, organisations can now standardise biometric multi-factor authentication on Nomidio across entire business
19 May 2021, London, UK:
With the vast majority of teams working remotely and outside traditional security controls it has become more important for organisations to ensure the right individual is logging in to their systems. Web-based biometric authentication removes the need for passwords, enhances security and ensures the correct person is logging in, but unfortunately this advanced authentication option isn’t available from application providers.
It’s against this backdrop that Nomidio has integrated it’s web-based biometric authentication system with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Now, Microsoft 365 users can easily and securely login to Microsoft 365 simply by presenting their face and voice, removing the need for cumbersome passwords, authenticator apps or text messages.
The news follows Nomidio’s recent OpenID Connect certification, which gave website owners and cloud service providers the ability to easily swap passwords and two-factor authentication for a simple and secure biometric log-on experience.
Integration with Azure Active Directory means end-users can verify their identity when they log in to Microsoft 365, or any third party app built with Azure AD. Additionally, the combination of Nomidio’s OpenID certification and integration with Azure AD means that organisations can now standardise biometric authentication across their business on Nomidio, as a broad range of applications and cloud services that are used on a day-to-day basis are covered.
Philip Black, Commercial Director, Nomidio added: “Users should be able to login to any application, from any device they choose, with a single, trusted, biometric identity. Our integration with Microsoft Azure Active Directory is a major step towards realising this vision, so organisations can provide their Microsoft 365 users with a Nomidio biometric ID that improves the user experience and makes logging in more secure.”
Nomidio streamlines the log-on experience for businesses and their employees by removing the need for complex password policies and third-party multi-factor authentication services. Instead, Nomidio users can log-on in a single 20 second interaction by presenting their face and saying a passphrase.
Integration into the Azure Active Directory means users continue to benefit from Single Sign On (SSO) and can move between different applications and cloud services with ease, avoiding the need to authenticate every time access is needed to different Microsoft services.
What sets Nomidio apart is that its secure Identity Cloud stores the user’s biometric identity just once, with multiple layers of government-grade encryption, so that application providers like Microsoft don’t need to. This removes the need and expensive risk to companies of propagating identity data, as is the standard today.