Microsoft Announces FIDO Authentication Support to Windows 10

Microsoft announced that Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Authentication support is coming to Windows 10. Microsoft has also contributed design inputs to the FIDO Alliance, to be incorporated into FIDO 2.0 Technical Specifications. The interoperability of FIDO products is a hallmark of FIDO authentication and the hope is it will transform the industry.

Microsoft is working with major industry partners to change the nature of authentication by developing specifications that define an open, scalable and interoperable set of mechanisms that supplant reliance on passwords to more securely authenticate users of online services. Microsoft revealed at the White House Cybersecurity and Consumer protection summit at Stanford University that Microsoft and other FIDO Alliance members emphasized the importance of a ubiquitous ecosystem with industry standards.

FIDO standards enable a universal framework that a global ecosystem delivers for a consistent and greatly improved user experience of strong password-less authentication. The FIDO reflects the change of authentication with standards for simpler, stronger authentication that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce reliance on passwords.

You can join the Windows Insider Program and look over Windows 10 and the new strong authentication capabilities in Windows 10 Active Directory integration for on-premise scenarios.