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eBay Joins FIDO, Contributes Open-Source Authentication Server

The FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance is gaining momentum, with eBay joining the effort and contributing a new open-source Universal Authentication Framework compliant server. FIDO is a multistakeholder initiative whose aim is to enable stronger forms of authentication for online access.

The big milestone event for FIDO occurred in December 2014 when the group announced the Universal Second Factor (U2F) and UAF 1.0 specifications.